* 10.02.1978, Benguela, Angola Vive en: Berlin, Alemania
Kalaf Epalanga Ângelo (born 1978 in Angola) is a musician, writer, Spoken Word artist and member of the award-winning band Buraka Som Sistema. His music merges such diverse influences as jazz, hip-hop, World Music, Afro beat, broken beat und kuduro. He has lived for many years in Lisbon and in Berlin and uses his impressions of the city's urban reality and modern culture in his lyrics. Kalaf Epalanga has worked with many national and international musicians including 'Secret Voices', Ursula Rucker and Rich Medina. As well as working as a musician and producer, Kalaf is a theatre actor, writes film scripts. He wrote columns for the newspaper O Público, GQ Magazine (Portugal) and Rede Angola. He currently writes for the Brazilian magazine Quatro Cinco Um.
Kalaf's recordings include the EP 'From Buraka to the World – Buraka som Sistema'; (2007) and the collaboration album 'Breaking Codes – Up, Bustle 'n' Out – Istanbul's Secret' (2008). He published the books ‘Estórias de Amor para Meninos de Cor’ <Love Stories for Colored Kids> and ‘O Angolano que Comprou Lisboa (Por Metade do Preço)’ <The Angolan who Bought Lisbon (at Half the Price) >. ‘Também os Brancos Sabem Dançar’ <Whites Can Dance Too> is his first novel.