Pongo’s career start was brilliant, but not quite as hurdle-free as planned. As a 16-year-old, she caused a sensation in 2008 under the name Pongolove and as part of the Lisbon collective “Buraka Som Sistema” with the global hit “Kalemba (Wegue Wegue)”. Nevertheless, the dancer, singer and songwriter did not release her first original songs until more than a decade later. In 2019, she released her EP “Baia”, and in 2022, she delivered “Sakidila”, a collection of songs that can propel even the ones lazy about dancing onto the dancefloor. Pongo is also known as the “Queen of Kuduro”, a genre born in her native Luanda, Angola, with traditional Angolan sounds, electronic drums and fast beats. If you’re looking for a party on the Gurten, this is definitely the concert for you.