Flowerful Cape Verdean Songs

Nancy Vieira – Manha Florida (Lusafrica, 2018)

Manhã Florida is the fifth album by Nancy Vieira, one of the finest performers in the Cape Verdean music scene. Although born in Guinea Bissau to Cape Verdean parents and currently living in Portugal, Nancy’s music has deep Cape Verdean roots.

Nancy Vieira has a captivating voice that captures the essence of longing and joy of life. The songs by leading Cape Verdean songwriters and the musical arrangements with exquisite guitars and cavaquinho have a similar flavor to the sound developed by the late Cesaria Evora.

The album was produced by acclaimed guitarist Teofilo Chantre and features a large cast of Cape Verdean musicians.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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