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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 March 9, 2016

    Photo Essay: MASA Festival in Abidjan, Part Three

    Just before live music was to begin Tuesday evening a windy rainstorm swept in off the lagoon, delaying the International Women’s Day concert and postponing other shows on the outdoor stage. The program in the Salle Lougah Francois inside the … 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 »

  • program May 30, 2014

    Kickin’ it in Cabo Verde

    Cabo Verde (also known as Cape Verde) is undeniably a music powerhouse. Despite its small size (population 500,000), the West African archipelago is the third-largest country in music sales in the “World” market by some estimations. That’s why the islands … Read more »

  • blog November 22, 2013

    Sofrito Island Series Takes on 80s Cape Verde

    If you didn’t know, Sofrito, a DJ collective/record label based in London, are some of the world’s foremost experts in the particularly funky strain of  funky tropical music, and the first installment of their Island Series, Sound of Cape Verde … Read more »

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