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Born Teca Miguel Garcia in Luanda, Angola’s capital, Titica started her career as a back-up dancer for Noite e Dia, the biggest female voices in Angola’s music scene.Named best kuduro artist of 2011, according to her online biography, it all began with a love of ballet, which lured a young Titica to begin training as a dancer.Slowly but surely, her international acclaim brought her fans to a place where they could respond to her music without always linking it to her sexual identity. She found that she could change people’s minds, and educate through music and art.There has been no shortage of homophobic and transphobic violence in Titica's home country, but her decision to live as an openly transgender woman has helped change the landscape of hate.