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genre: Genres Coladeira

  • interview May 25, 2017

    Elida Almeida: Taking Cape Verde to the World

    Elida Almeida is a rising star in Cape Verde’s music scene. After releasing her debut album, Ora Doci Ora Margos, the young singer won Radio France International’s coveted “Prix Découvertes” in 2015 and went on to tour throughout Africa, Europe … Read more »

  • program May 18, 2017

    “We Are All Creole”: The Atlantic Sound of Cape Verde

    Cape Verde, land of the the playful coladeira, the entrancing batuque, the high-energy funaná, and of course the sensual morna that Cesaria Évora helped bring to the world. At the intersection of Africa, Europe, and the Americas, Cape Verde’s creole … 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 July 13, 2015

    Mayra Andrade at NYC’s SummerStage

    We caught up with the effervescent Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade after her spectacular performance Sun., July 12, at New York’s Central Park SummerStage. Turns out that she follows Afropop Worldwide! She introduced us to her latest record, Lovely Difficult. … 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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