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    Lura – Bida Mariadu

    September 15, 2015

    This Cape Verdean song is about the unspoken policy of neglect during colonial times under Portuguese rule (1462-1975), a policy that would culminate in the Revolution, followed by the War for Independence. The song by Lura entitled, ‘Bida Mariadu,’ translates into the “hard life” of the unskilled Cabo-Verdean migrants living overseas. AH…

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    Mayra Andrade, “Storia, Storia”

    Mayra Andrade is one of Cape Verde’s best known modern-day singers.  Enjoy five of her most popular songs, by clicking on this link to the audio files uploaded on The songs are: Comme s’il en pleuvait; Storia,…

    September 14, 2015
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    Mayra Andrade lends Morna a modern touch

    Born on 13 February 1985 in Cuba, Mayra Andrade is a singer of traditional Cape Verdean morna music with a modern twist, although, most of the lyrics in her songs are in her native Cape Verdean creole language, which in Brazil is the…

    September 14, 2015
  • Sunset Dunes

    Sara Tavares – Balance

    As I saw dancing in Zimbzbwe I also want to swing with you a new dance, a mix of semba with samba, with mambo with rumba I’m starring at the view from the height…

    September 13, 2015