Kalaf Epalanga

Kalaf Epalanga (1978) is a writer and musician born in Benguela, Angola, and based in Berlin. As a musician, he co-founded the record label Enchufada, a creative and dynamic platform that promotes new music styles from Lisbon around the world, and went on to form the MTV Europe Music Award-winning band, Buraka Som Sistema (on hiatus since 2016). He has written columns for the Portuguese newspaper O Público, GQ Magazine (Portugal), the independent Angolan online magazine REDE Angola and is currently a columnist for the Brazilian literary magazine Quatro Cinco Um. He curated the 2021 Berlin African Book Festival. ‘Também os Brancos Sabem Dançar’ <Whites Can Dance Too>, Kalaf’s debut novel will be translated to English by Daniel Hahn and published by Faber in spring 2023.