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Cape Verde
Various Artists
Cape Verde
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
 
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Similar in scope and tone to Putumayo's Brasileiro collection, Cape Verde presents the music of the islands just 300 miles off West Africa's Senegalese coast. Drawing from Portuguese and African influences, the music of Ca...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Cape Verde
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Putumayo World Music
Original Release Date: 10/12/1999
Release Date: 10/12/1999
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Africa, Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Mambo, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 790248015620

Synopsis

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Similar in scope and tone to Putumayo's Brasileiro collection, Cape Verde presents the music of the islands just 300 miles off West Africa's Senegalese coast. Drawing from Portuguese and African influences, the music of Cape Verde is most often rooted in a sensually languid and rhythmically complex cousin of the blues called morna. Largely popularized on the international scene by the meteoric popularity of Cesaria Evora (who contributes here with "Cabo Verde Manda Mantenha"), Cape Verdean music has enjoyed a wider listenership. This collection, however, cleverly balances the alluring minor key of morna with the lesser-known merry festivity of coladeira, the Cape's party music, and a jazz-tinged dance music called funana. Mysteriously bewitching, Cape Verde is a gorgeous melange of elegant piano, acoustic strings, rousing horn sections, propulsive drumming, flamboyant keyboards, and superb vocalists. --Paige La Grone

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CD Reviews

Very enjoyable...good intro to music from cape verde
icapote | St.Petersburg, FL USA | 11/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found this to be a most enjoyable CD. Its very rich in flavor that good international music has. Far from the 'hollowness' of some of the manufactured pop that we often get in the U.S. You'll find a wide variety of beats, good range of voices, and themes of course change with the songs. There certainly are some more well known artists here such as Evora, Bana, and Fantcha (who is newer). If you like this a bit or are even curious then by all means explore further and pick up more of Evora's music or even dip into the past a bit and get into some Fado. Having an extensive collection of international music in spanish, portuguese (understanding the language helps too), and others I'd say this one is among the better ones."
Absolutely Positively Wonderful
goodconner (jconner@efn.org) | USA | 11/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"EXCELLENT! 2 can dance to this music together. After hearing this Happy music, listener is left in a positve frame of mind."
Best Putumayo Collection Yet!
icapote | 04/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you enjoy the Putumayo collections in general, then you will surely lust for Cape Verde. The beautiful singing (mostly in Portugese) combined with the complex African rhythms keeps your interest, whether you want to dance or just listen. If you have the "Islands" collection, you can listen to the two from tracks from Cape Verde. If you like those, you'll really like this new collection. Keep up the good work, Putumayo."