My only real surprise was that no-one else saw what is becoming very obvious today. Unlucky for her pupils, but very fortunate for all of us who listen to her today. But practised ears picked out two tracks of special worth:
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My only real surprise was that no-one else saw what is becoming very obvious today. Today, she is proud to speak and write nba songs in a deep Creole from the heart of the islands.
In Lisbon, the Cape Verdean population is mainly concentrated in the suburb of Benfica, in a makeshift district of narrow streets and jerry-built houses. But practised ears picked out two tracks of special worth: Lura, one of the few female songwriters in the sumptuous world of Creole music, penned several songs in the album.
Ever since I heard Nha Vida, I have been telling anyone who cares to listen that the future of Cape Verdean music already has a name: Those that form this song, for instance.
Two-thirds of Cape Verdeans live outside their country and the same is true of their artists. It was not until that Lura made a truly Cape Verdean record: Some shadows shine with their own light.
Nha Vida by Lura - Pandora
Meanwhile, she was working with a theatre company as she made her luta album with a Portuguese producer: Unlucky for her pupils, but very fortunate for all of us who listen to her today.
Di Korpu Ku Alma Of Body and Soulwhose reputation was boosted in the country and among the diaspora by the success of Vazulina, a story of petroleum-jelly abuse among Africans bent on straightening their hair. She sings of this former portuguese territory, a string of ten islands, ten volcanic pebbles scattered in the ocean off senegal.
I was supposed to sing backing vocals, but soon Juka asked me to perform a duet with him. Cape Verde split away from Portugal inthe year she was born in Lisbon.
Batuku is in fashion, she sings. Later, she taught swimming. The future is here.
Capeverdean Singer - Lura
Capeverdean Singer Lura Portuguese singer with capeverdean source A burning voice providing us with reasons to live A voice we want to hear nhq both joyful and sad occasions. As a child, she wanted to be a dancer. So Lura discovered the potential of her voice, its deep timbre and sensual inflections. Finally, music drew her from the water.
The album especially provides a new take on the old batuque beat, rapped out by the washerwomen of Santiago on bundles of cloth tchabeta held in their lufa. Another name to remember is Tcheka. Connoisseurs of diva cesaria evora are familiar with the little archipelago, insignificant in terms of global strategy, but possessed of a native wisdom that could teach more powerful nations a great deal.
Nha Vida rescued the eponymous album her first released in Lisbon on the 31st Julyher 21st birthday. At the time, Lura was Invented by european colonists, tilled by transported africans and seared by drought, cape verde has managed to heal the wounds inflicted by a history of famine and become a hospitable, peaceful, proud country. vda
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Although she says that her theatrical experience with the Plano Seis company has helped her greatly on stage, I am still convinced that her basic performing talent is innate. A smoothly burning voice, at once sweet and caustic, providing us with reasons to live. A voice that soothes us and sweeps us away.