ABOUT CORéON Dú
Coréon Dú is an Angolan born singer and producer.
In 2010, Coréon released his debut album 'The Coréon Experiment'; a fusion of sounds that reflect his main musical influences, mixing Pop with Semba, Jazz, Kilapanga, Funk, Bossanova, Rock, Kuduro, Latin rhythms and Kizomba. The album received much acclaim and prompted a tour of international Jazz Festivals, including a performance at the world famous Madrid Jazz Festival in 2012 that elevated Coréon Dú into the world market.
In 2013 he released ‘The We Dú Experiment’ a remix album that showcased new interpretations of his songs developed with a slew of international collaborators including by Phil Asher, Daniel Haaksman, DJ Spooky, DJ Satellite, Luiz Brasil, José de Divina, Elias de Menezes, Jerry Charbonier , Lenni Sez and Nuno Mendes.
Apart from his own albums, Coréon Dú has been a guest artist on songs by musicians such as Os Namayer, Leo, Filipe Mukenga & Filipe Zau, Noite e Dia, and Maskarado. Coréon´s recent accomplishments have included being the opening act for renown Brazillian musician Seu Jorge in October of 2013 in Luanda(Angola) , as well as performances at Winter Music Conference 2011 in Miami , at the first edition of the LusoFone firts festival, in Braga, Portugal, in 2013, FestiSumbe 2013 and the Luanda International Jazz Festival in 2012.
Coréon´s creative work outside the music industry has also gaiing international attention. He created and produced Angolan soap opera Windeck earning a 2013 International Emmy nomination for Best Telenovela. Windeck aired in Angola, Portugal, Cape Verde and Mozambique and has achieved extraordinary recognition of the public and critics while garnering record audiences.
Although inspired by a variety of artists and styles, Coréon Dú explores the fusion between Angolan elements and international sounds. His music videos have also been a reflection of that and of his deep interest in art and fashion.
Coréon Dú's new album is set to be released in 2014.