Enhanced New Edition of Lucibela’s Laço Umbilical

Lucibela – Laço Umbilical Bonus Version (Lusafrica, 2019)

Lucibela, one of the great new voices of Cape Verde, entered the world music scene in 2018 with her debut album Laço Umbilical. Now, in 2019, Lisbon-based Lucibela has re-released a new version of the album titled Laço Umbilical Bonus Version. This second edition includes a new song titled “Ti Jon Poca” and a new cover.

Additionally, two of the original tracks are now duets. “Dona Ana” is now a collaboration with the celebrated Angolan singer Bonga, and “Sai Fora” (formerly known as “Mal Amadu” on the first version of the album) incorporates North African raï influences contributed by Algerian artist Sofiane Saidi.

Lucibela – Laço Umbilical Bonus Version

Lucibela’s style is deeply inspired by the late Cesaria Evora.  She is gifted with a captivating vocal technique and focuses on two genres, morna and coladera. The album includes lyrics by Cape Verde’s best songwriters and songs delicately -arranged by guitar and cavaquinho maestro Toy Vieira.

The musicians on Laço Umbilical (Bonus Version include Lucibela on vocals; Toy Vieira on: acoustic guitar and cavaquinho; Bonga on vocals; Sofiane Saidi on vocals; Vaiss on acoustic guitar; Stephan Almeida on cavaquinho; Djim Job on bass; Nir Paris and Miroca Paris on percussion; Totinho on soprano saxophone; Mario Marta and Marise Vasconcelhos on backing vocals; Maryll Abbas on accordion; Julián Corrales on violin; Thierry Fanfant on bass; Hernani Almeida on semi acoustic guitar; and Daniel Rodriguez on cello.

Buy Laço Umbilical Bonus Version

Lucibela will be touring the United States in September 2019:

September 12, 2019, Minneapolis, MN, Dakota

September 13, 2019, Madison, WI, Madison World Music Festival

September 14, 2019, Chicago, IL, Chicago Wold Music Festival

September 15, 2019, Boston, MA, Global Arts Live at City Winery

September 17, 2019, New York, NY, Merkin Concert Hall – World Music Institute

September 19, 2019, Silver City, NM, Western New Mexico University

September 20, 2019, Albuquerque, NM, Globalquerque Festival

September 21, 2019, Phoenix, AZ, Musical Instrument Museum Theater

September 22, 2019, San Diego, CA, Center for World Music

September 23, 2019, Seattle, WA, The Royal Room

September 26, 2019, Los Angeles, CA, The Miracle Theater

September 27, 2019, Palo Alto, CA, Stanford University – Bing Studio

September 28, 2019, Berkeley, CA, Freight & Salvage Festival

September 29, 2019, Washington, DC, Kennedy Center

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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