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  • interview August 15, 2017

    Tcheka: Cape Verdean Maestro Goes Solo

    Tcheka (born Manuel Lopes Andrade) is a Cape Verdean original, a singer/songwriter/guitarist who has mastered the traditional idioms of his musically rich island nation, and channeled them into an expressive style all his own. He has recorded and toured with … Read more »

  • blog July 14, 2015

    Photo Essay: Cape Verde in Central Park

    Central Park was treated to an excellent showcase of music from Cape Verde last Sunday, and Afropop was in attendance. We had wondered what it would be like to see the Cesária Évora Orchestra without Cesária, but while the internationally … Read more »

  • blog June 4, 2013

    Dancing in the streets of Cape Verde

    Lying a three and a half hour flight from Fortaleza (Brasil), six from Boston, and four from Lisbon, the beautiful Cape Verdean island of Santiago is more or less in the center of three continents. So, it was the perfect … Read more »

  • review May 17, 2010

    Cabo Verde Instrumental

    The Lusafrica label has a fine catalogue of retrospective releases on Cape Verdean music, newly distributed in the US this spring.  The Spirit and Soul of Cabo Verde is a thorough, 2-CD introduction to the sensuous charms of music from … Read more »

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