Verdian Artistes In Lisbon
Verde's music has spread out across the globe from Boston in the
USA to Rotterdam and Paris in Europe. However the hub is still Lisbon.
With its strong links to the Islands and the long established community,
Lisbon still produces many of the exciting new talents in the music,
two of whom will tour the UK in November 2003..
Lisbon if you want to play live then it mostly means playing in Cape
Verde or Brazilian bands. A good place to meet musicians is on a Tuesday
or Wednesday late night in B-Leza. See >>The
The artistes featured on these pages will be on the Women of Cape
Verde tour in November 2003 and also have new CDs released to coincide
with the tour.
rhythms within classic traditions.
Vieira is one of Cape Verde's latest revelations. From her
first public notice (winning a TV singing contest) she went
on to record as featured artist on the Live at B-Leza CD, alongside
many of the great names in Cape Verdian music. She has just
recorded her second solo CD, which provides fresh interpretations
of classic CV sounds but spiced with rhythms new to UK audiences.
close knit community has allowed for a real fusing of styles from
countries, particularly Cape Verde"