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  • blog August 2, 2017

    Cape Verde’s Tcheka Makes His U.S. Debut at Lincoln Center

    Image by Sara Matos, courtesy of Lincoln Center. As Tcheka played unaccompanied solo guitar in a black box theater at Lincoln Center Fri, July 28, my notebook filled up with inadequate comparisons and question marks. “Paulinho Da Viola?” “Aurelio?” “Nick … 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 »

  • review March 21, 2017

    Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988

    The Lusophone Atlantic is, in so many ways, a world of its own. Forced together by Portuguese imperialism, the nations of Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tome and Principe, and Mozambique were, until the mid-’70s, kept apart from the broader … 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 »

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