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Small Islands, Big Music: Report From the AME at Cabo Verde

Michal Shapiro | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

For 20 years, the World Music Expo (WOMEX) has been the premiere European destination for targeted world music marketing. But realizing that the con...

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.

Cesaria Evora (1941-2011): One of the Great Divas, Too Little Known

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 02.16.2012 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

Cesaria Evora died over the weekend. Her voice was the living soul of Cape Verde. But Cape Verde is also the reason that one of the greatest singers on the planet died without being better known.