Hijas del Sol
(Equatorial Guinea)

Hijas del Sol is formed by two singers, Piruchi Apo Botupá and her niece Paloma Loribo Apo, from the island of Bioko, part of Equatorial Guinea. Their music is based on traditionals of the Bubi population of the island, but the daughters of the sun (=hijas del sol) went beyond tradition, resulting in a very lively and enthousiastic performance. Some of the songs are (partly) a capella, such as the stunning title song of their first album « Sibèba ».

Born in an artistic family, both were already singing before they participated in a festival winning an award for Best Song and for Best Choreography. In the same year, they went to Spain where they performed at several occasions. Soon, a record deal was signed, and albums such as « Sibèba » (1995), « Kottó » (1997), and « Kchaba » (2000) were released. Hijas del Sol encountered considerable succes in World Music festivals throughout the 1990s. The British World Music magazine Folk Roots (froots) placed the Hijas del Sol on top of their yearly list in 1995.
Hijas del Sol are no longer together. Paloma 'del Sol' started writing, and she released a first solo album in 2010. Piruchi also started a solo career.

Hijas del Sol
   Hijas del Sol   

Formed: 1992
Consuelo 'Piruchi' Apo Botupá: born 1974
Paloma 'del Sol' Botupá Loribo Apo:
Style: Vocal, semi-traditional

Title Year Label Remarks
Inedito: Hijas del Sol 2005 Nubenegra Single (3 tracks)
Vivir esta Locura 2004 Zomba Records 662202-2
Colores del Amor 2003 Zomba Records 922473-2
Pasaporte Mundial 2001 Zomba Records 922167-2
Kchaba 2000 Intuition/Nubenegra INT 3271-2
Kottó 1997 Intuition/Nubenegra INT 3229-2
Sibèba 1995 Intuition/Nubenegra INT 3178-2

Diverses sources, CD liner notes
[link to https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijas_del_Sol...] [retrieved February 2024]
[link to https://www.nubenegra.com...] [retrieved February 2024]

Page added March 2001, updated February 2024