<Women of Cape Verde>

Women of Cape Verde

UK Tour
13th Nov - 22nd Nov 2003

All Over The Country...

Thursday 13th November
Shrewsbury, The Buttermarket
Box Office: 01743 231 142
Website: www.jazzandroots.com
Friday 14th November
Bristol, Fiddlers
Box Office: 0117 922 9008
Website: www.cactusjazz.co.uk
Saturday 15th November
Brighton Dome
with Radio Tarifa

Box Office: 01273 709 709
Website: www.brighton-dome.org.uk
Sunday 16th November
London, Purcell Room on the South Bank
Box Office: 020 7960 4242
Website: www.rfh.org.uk
Tuesday 18th November
Colchester Arts Centre
Box Office: 01206 500 900
Website: www.colchester-artscentre.org.uk
Wednesday 19th November
Northampton Roadmender
Box Office: 01604 604222 
Website: www.roadmender.org
Thursday 20th November
Manchester,  Band on the Wall
Box Office: 0161 237 5554
Website: www.bandonthewall.org
Friday 21st November
Liverpool, The Picket 
Box Office: 0151 709 3789:
Website: www.liverpoolphil.com
Saturday 22nd November
Morecambe, The Platform
Box Office: 01524 582803

It would undoubtably be worth the trip to London to see this unique showcase band, but fortunately they will be going the extra mile to tour the project around the country. There's no excuse. See this band!

Contact the individual venues for information, booking and tickets; phone numbers and email addresses above.


  "Three shows in one featuring the diverse music of the Cape Verde Islands..."

Detail from 'The Party for Kyanda' by Jorge Gumbe
See below.


For generations, Cape Verde, like Cuba, has fused African tradition with European melodies rhythms to stunning effect. Add to the mix Brasilian influences and you have some of the most soulful and sensuous music on earth.

Three singers of the new generation Maria Alice, Lura and Nancy Vieira bring this richness to life and show us how much more we have to discover from the Islands that gave us Cesaria Evora.

Maria Alice is probably the most important new voice in Morna (music made popular by Cesaria Evora), whilst Lura and Nancy Vieira are gaining popularity for music that links Cape Verde's roots music and urban black music.

This is the latest tour of the PALOP Africa project - previous tours have included Paulo Flores and the UK debut of Manecas Costa


"In a unique review the Women of Cape Verde tour showcases some of the brightest new stars of these wonderful islands."

And don't forget the previous PALOP Africa! tour back in October 2001. >>Check out the 2001 Tour>>

The PALOP Africa! CD (Sterns Earthworks, 2001) is still available >>Check out the CD>>

Jorge Gumbe, a respected Lusophone artist, painted the picture at the top of the page 'The Party for Kyanda'
'Kyanda is the Goddess of the sea and offerings of food and music are made to entreat the sea goddess from taking the fruit of the land.'
For more details of the art and the culture please contact


Palop Africa 2 | the tour | the artistes | the gallery | the scene | contact

Visit the original Palop Africa! site for details of the CD and 2001 tour. >> Go to site >>

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