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Music from Cape Verdean singer ‘Lura’.

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Cesaria Evora,
Cesaria Evora Best Of

MORNING SONG: Cesaria Evora - Petit Pays









This is definitely on my ‘soon-to-travel-to’ list. My fellow ECOWAS citizens, as far as I know, you don’t need a visa to visit Cape Verde!


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Grace Évora

Listening to some Grace Évora, thought I’d share. This track is called ‘Perde Tempo’.

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Grace Evora

Grace Evora - Pegam Levam

Zouk pop music from Cabo Verde.

Portraits of the late Cesaria Evora, Cape Verde’s most celebrated musician.

MORNING SONG: Gama - Esplicason

music from Cape Verde.

A map showing the countries that have made it to the quarterfinals (yellow) of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

They are:

  • Mali
  • South Africa
  • Cape Verde
  • Cote D’Ivoire/Ivory Coast
  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Togo

South Africa is the only country outside of West Africa to make it to this stage.

MORNING MUSIC: Carmen Souza - Verdade

Meaning ‘truth’ in Portuguese, here’s a reflective and inspiring tune from the incredibly talented Cape Verdean singer-songwriter.

I cross the road of my life
In this narrow way
My barefoot make me fall
The way is long, sometimes tired
My body bows down because of a heavy weight
That is not mine
Its weight that people made me carry for the


You trip and you break like glass
But you get up with more strength and courage to go on
Life teaches you a lesson
You’ll never trip in that mistake again
One foot ahead and then the other.

Cape Verde played Angola in the last game of their group stage which saw them finish victorious with a 2-1 final score.

Despite giving Angola an own goal at the 33rd minute and putting them in the lead, the West African island(s) nation who already made history by qualifying for the AFCON tournament for the first time ever delivered to late goals that added another historical moment for the Blue Sharks.

Even with the 2-2 South African vs Morocco draw in their favour, Cape Verdean player Heldon’s 90th minute goal was the golden moment of the match, solidifying the team’s spot in the tournament’s quarter-finals stage.


Un peu de djembé dans les rue de Cabo Verde…


Perched on top of steep cliffs, Fontainhas village, Cape Verde (by Travis Ferland).

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Cape Verde - Pastry with the Devil Inside (Pastel com Diabo Dentro)


Happy Independence day to all of our followers from Cape Verde!

5 July 1975

A people who free themselves from foreign domination will not be culturally free unless, without underestimating the importance of positive contributions from the oppressor’s culture and other cultures, they return to the upwards paths of their own culture. The latter is nourished by the living reality of the environment and rejects harmful influences as much as any kind of subjection to foreign cultures. We see therefore that, if imperialist domination has the vital need to practise cultural oppression, national liberation is necessarily an act of culture.”

Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral

Sao Antao, Cabo Verde