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Dalia Kiakilir · April, 2016

Editor Chief Global Voices Tetun Timor-Leste

Dalia, Kiakilir Agostinho, Author and Contributor at the Timor-Leste News Agency “TATOLI, Timor-Post newspaper and Independente newspaper.

In 1984 she left Timor-Leste with her family because of the war situation in her country. Lived in Portugal until 2010.

Dalia continued her studies at the Superior Institute of Languages ​​and Administration in Lisbon and currently resides in England and attends the City Of Oxford Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

In Portugal she was part of the Timor-Leste Cultural Group of Dances and Songs called Tata-Mai-Lau founded by her parents, spreading the culture of Timor throughout the world and more importantly spreading the desire for Peace and Freedom for Timor-Leste. Tata-Mai-Lau was invited to act in the Nobel Peace Prize cerimony in 1996 to the laureates Dr. José Ramos Horta and Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo.

Dalia is passionate about music and writing since she was little, and the cultural group was her greatest motivation to continue her career. Today she is independent managing her time between her family and her professional career, Dalia comment: “There is always time when we do what we love”.

Dalia released her first solo album LIAFUAN in 2011 in Timor-Leste and is currently recording her 2nd album to be released in her homeland. At the same time has a Reccord Deal with Producer RSARTISTS in London and with the recording of 2 songs in English to be released in England. This girl, who left Timor-Leste since the age of 2 says that although in Portugal, her parents always made it a point that their children never forgot about Timor.

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