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Poliana Viera

Poliana Viera Within a successful year as Music Ambassador of Rotterdam 2013, Poliana, the Portuguese-born singer / songwriter presented , her debut album Moods. This was in late October at a SOLD OUT hall De Doelen. The album then has been hit on Radio 6,…

Lura

Artist Lura Lura was born in Portugal to Cape Verdean parents in 1975. Her father came from Santiago and her mother from Santo Antao. Initially she wanted to become a dancer or a swimming instructor. She became a singer at the age of seventeen when…

Tabanka

Tabanka Festive music from Cape Verde. Rotterdam, the Cape Verdean group Tabanka. These young, fresh band was inspired by artists of an earlier generation, such Bulimundo and Américo Brito. Tabanka brings its own contemporary interpretation of Funaná, a swinging and energetic music of the Cape…

Boy G Mendes

Artist Boy G Mendes Gerard Mendes (born 1952), better known as Boy Gé Mendes, is a Senegalese musician of Cape Verdean descent. He was born in Dakar, Senegal and was raised in the city’s Cape Verdean diaspora community. As a child, he grew up in…

Dino D’Santiago

Dino D’Santiago Lisbon is increasingly affirmed as the epicenter of movements in new contemporary music. This time, it gives rise to the “Crooning” through the Creole voice of Dino d’Santiago. A genre that had its golden age from the 1920s through the late 1960s, eternalized…

Elmer Lopes & Friends

DJ Elmer Lopes Elmer Lopes, born and raised in Rotterdam of Cape Verdean descent, came to earth on May 5, 1990 with a passion for music. After years to be inspired by music, he decided to chase his dream and do something about it. At…

Rabasa

Rabasa Rabasa is a typical exponent of the Cape Verdian diaspora. They have lived in the vicinity of the Dutch harbour city of Rotterdam for many years now. In this city the success of a band that is now a respected guest of international podia…

Djodje

Djodje Djodje, was born on January 15, 1989, in the city of Praia, capital of the Cape Verde archipelago on the west coast of the African continent. Son of musician parents, his father was former guitarist of the Tubarões (one of the most respected bands…

Elida Almeida

Elida Almeida Aged 23 (she’s born on 15 February 1993), Elida Almeida overcomes the traumas of her troubled childhood on an album overflowing with folk melodies and seasoned with the beats of the Island of Santiago: batuku, funana and morna, uplifted by the subtle arrangements…

Hilario Silva

Hilario Silva Hilário Silva’s first album arrived to the public on 19 december 2016, through the digital platform Youtube. Composed of ten musical tracks, “Good Words”, it is for the artist “more than the realization of a dream”. This work includes, among others, the hits,…