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From Another Green Isle: Cape Verde's Neuza at SOB's (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

I expected a somewhat bare bones acoustic presentation from this, but as soon as I walked into sound check, I heard a fully electrified band warming up. The signature cavaquino (Portuguese ukulele) was there, but so was a synthesizer and a full kit.

Cape Verde: Travels In an African Archipelago

Rachel Stern | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Rachel Stern

"Cape Verde...Where is that?" is the response I most commonly received when telling friends about my plans to travel to this scenic West Africa island nation. A series of 10 islands, Cape Verde may feel like a colorful mix of Western Europe and West Africa.