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Preview interview: Mayra Andrade @ Ronnie Scotts

July 10, 2011 by


Mayra Andrade has got to be one of the most international singers in the business. Her upbringing took in Cuba, Senegal and Germany, and her music is heavily influenced by Brazil and France (she lives in Paris). That’s not including the most important place of all to Andrade, the Cape Verde Islands, an archipelago that […]

CD review: Carmen Souza – Protegid

October 5, 2010 by

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Belying its tiny size and inhospitable geography, the Atlantic Ocean’s Cape Verde Islands packs a punch in the music world, consistently producing artists of outstanding talent. Perhaps it is the expat state-of-mind of the nation (an inert labour market has pushed something more than half of people with origins in the country to live overseas) […]

CD review: Mayra Andrade – Stória Stória

December 29, 2009 by

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An overnight star was born when Mayra Andrade’s debut album, Navega, was released in 2006. Gloriously sunny but full of energy, anchored with Cape Verdean rhythms but always looking afield for inspiration, it was one of those ‘of the moment’ records for world music. Inevitable comparisons were drawn with the original Cape Verdean diva, Cesaria […]

Festival preview – 2009 London Jazz Festival

October 24, 2009 by

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The full line-up for the 2009 LJF (produced by Serious) has now been released and as ever, it’s going to be an extremely busy week in November, with gigs at a dizzying variety of venues across town. The festival has really been pushing itself outside jazz’s traditional boundaries over the last few years, broadening its […]


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