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Akendengue Pierre

Akendengue Pierre

Pierre Akendengue is a pioneer. Although the term is often misused, it fits perfectly in his case. Born on the 25th April 1943 on Aouta, an island to the southwest of Gabon, the singer-poet and storyteller-philosopher who studied at the Mireille Petit Conservatoire released his first album, Nandipo, in 1974, on Pierre Barouh’s Saravah label. Back then, he played a part in the emergence of a primarily African-flavoured world-music explosion in France, where he had come to study and would stay for twenty years, before returning to Gabon in 1985. Over his career, Akendengué has increasingly filled out his orchestrations and given more emphasis to his lyrics. A brilliant storyteller, he sculpts fluid music copiously nourished by woody percussion sounds and flamboyant backing vocals. His songs draw metaphors to achieve a dazzling parable effect.

Almeida Correira Hernani

Almeida Correira Hernani

Hernani Almeida is a guitar player from Cabo Verde. he is behind the arrangements on the album "Ora Doci, Ora Morgas" performed by Elida Almeida.

Almeida Joaquim (Morgadinho)

Almeida Joaquim (Morgadinho)

The career of Joaquim Almeida, aka "Morgadinho" started as a member of a philarmonical orchestra in the 50s. In 1966, he then joined the band Voz de Cabo Verde, in which he was known as a trompet player along with Luis Morais, Toy Ramos and the singer Bana.

Almeida Ruffino (Bau)

Almeida Ruffino (Bau)

Rufino Almeida, aka Bau, is considered to be one the greatest guitar player from Cabo Verde. In 1991 he was part of the album "Mar Azul", which started Cesaria Evora's career.

 

ADELAIDE DANIEL

AGRICOLE FABRICE

ALAIN MABANCKOU

ALEMAN CABRERA YOSLIN
ALLEN ANTHONY

ALMAO ANTONIO JANGO ALVARES DAVID

AMADO DIAS JORGE MATIAS AMEZAGA ARMANDO

ANANAS WALTER

ANDRADE ALVES FERNANDO DJUDJUK ANDRADE LOPES FERNANDO (NANDO) ANDRIAMANAPISOA WILSON

ARAUJO WILLIAM

ATTIE VANILLE

 
Bamba Wassoulou Groove

Bamba Wassoulou Groove

The Bamba Wassoulou Groove is an African band created by drums player Samba Dembélé, former member of the famous band Super Djata Band.Bamba Wassoulou Groove reunites the audience with a fenzied funk, wich was a staple in Malian band back in the 60s.

Barcelo De Carvalho Jose (Bonga)

Barcelo De Carvalho Jose (Bonga)

Icon of Angolan music Bonga is on first-name terms with the stars and has given true meaning to the concept (albeit multifaceted) of ‘Africanness’. From Luanda to Rotterdam, Paris to Lisbon, and everywhere else, Bonga belongs to that caste of African singers who have sublimated their roots. His rasping, powerful voice is immediately identifiable and anyone listening to his albums remains entranced from start to finish.

Baro Fode

Baro Fode

Fodé Baro started learning music in school, doing theater and music shows. Originally from a marabout familiy who did not think music could be a lifechoice, he was forced to exile. This constrained escape allowed him to learn music theory and show his great bass guitar skills as a member of the Bangui Makeba Orchestra and the Lessager de Mordy Findian band. The success for the inventor of the "Afro-Zouk Mandingue" came in 1999, year of release of the his second album "l'Aventurier", chosen as the best 2000 album by Radio Africa n°1

Borrego Linares (Polo Montanez)

Borrego Linares (Polo Montanez)

Polo Montanez is a Cuban composer, author and singer.Discovered in Cuba in 1999 by Jose Da silva, Lusafrica's founder, he recorded a first album named "Guajiro Natural" in march 2000. This record was an immediate succes in Latin America.

BALONGANA LAFUMA
BAMBA MOUSSA
BARROS VERDE MAURICIO
BARRY AMADOU
BARRY MAMADOU ALIO
BAYALA JEAN
BAZIN JOSEPH YVES

BELLERI DOMINIQUE
BENEBA MALAMA
BENNATO EUGENIO
BERGERON MONTEIRO PHILIPPE
BEROARD JOCELYNE
BIALU MADILU
BINTA LALY SOW

BIOLO BATILAN GANDI

BLAN JEAN-MICHEL

BOGUET MAURICE
BORGES DOS SANTOS AURELIO BRAVO SOLEDAD
BREANT FRANCOIS
BRENGUIER SEBASTIEN 
BRITO SPENCER DANIEL

BURITY CARLOS

 
Cabral Almeida Elida

Cabral Almeida Elida

Awarded with the RFI Discovery Award in 2017, the young woman born on the Santiago Island seduced immedialty with her fist album and her song "Nta Konsigui" (2.7 millions wiews on YouTube). With her warm yet powerful voice, she became a go-to singer in the world music departement, travelling from Europe to Africa and the USA.

Cabrimol Jean-Michel

Cabrimol Jean-Michel

Jean-Michel CABRIMOL started his musical career in Martinique as a drum player in a band called Les Lépoards (the Leopards) when he was 14 years old. In 1981, he created his own band LA MAAFIA, whith which he released his first album "Neg contre Neg". This record became a corner stone of West Indian and Caribean music.

Chantre Teofilo

Chantre Teofilo

Teofilo Chantre is one of the most prolific writer and composer of Cabo Verde. He is behind several tracks of two main albums of Cesaria Evora : "Miss Perfumado" (1992) and "Sao Vincente Di Longe" (2001). He is also a singer, being renowned for his smooth voice performing tracks from various kind of genres.

CABRAL AMANDIO CAMARA MAMOUTOU
CARDOSO CONSTANTINO
CARVALHO DANNY
CECCARELLI MARC CHANTRE VITORIO

CHECKROUNE SYLVIE
CHERUBIN
CHIRIKURE CHIRIKURE
CHISVO ADAM
CHOUX CHRISTIAN
CLAVAUD DENIS
CLINTON CELINI MIKE

COELHO PERREIRA SERRA FRANCISCO
CORRALES SUBIDA JULIAN
CORREIA EUCLIDES
CORREIA GARCIA NEUSALINA
CORTES JEAN LOUIS ANGE
COSTA MALAQUIAS 
CRUZ RUI ALFONSECA SOUSA

 
Da Costa Ivone Lara

Da Costa Ivone Lara

Who we call "The Great Dame of the Samba" had a very late start to her career. Indeed, in 1978, she recorded her first album "Samba Mina Versace, Samba Mina Raiz", just after being retired. She passed away in 2018, the year she turned 97, after releasing more than 10 albums and 300 songs.

Da Cruz Francisco Xavier (B.Leza)

Da Cruz Francisco Xavier (B.Leza)

Born at the beginning of the century (1905), Francisco Xavier Da Cruz , also known as B. Lea, is a writer, author, composer and signer from Cape Verde. He was knows for being able to compose a morna in only a few days!

Dahan Gerard
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Dahan Gerard

Gérard Dahan is a French author, composer and arranger who co-created the band Vis a Vies. During hier career he collabed with numerous artistes (in theater, cinema or radio) and wrote several songs for Cesaria Evora and Teofilo Chantre.

De Sacco Carlo

De Sacco Carlo

Born in 1983 in Saint Pierre on the Reunion, Carlo de Sacco is the leader of the band Grèen Sémé. This quintet from Reunion mixes the maloya (ancestral music from their island) with rock and more electronical sounds to create a bewitching music with a lot of political beliefs.

De Souza Tania Libertad

De Souza Tania Libertad

Tania Libertad de Souza Zuniga is considered to be one of the most famous artists in South-America. Thinking herself as a citizen of the word, she had the opportunity to tour all around it thanks to her successful albums. Advocating peace, openmindedness and the unitied South America, the Peruvian artist that most people call Tania Liberted was awarded in 2009 the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievment Award, to emphasize on the enterie career.

Diabate Sekouba Bambino

Diabate Sekouba Bambino

Born in the 60s in Kintinya in Upper-Guinea, Sékouba "Bambino" Diabaté was first noticed in local bands. In 1979, he rewarded as Best Singer in Guinea. This award allow him to be hired in the renowed band Bembeya Jazz. The success then came with his second solo album named "Le Destin" (The Desitny) in 1992.

Dias Fernandes Emmanuel (Zeca)

Dias Fernandes Emmanuel (Zeca)

Emanuel Maria Dias Fernandes, as known as "Zeca" is an artist from Cabo Verde born in 1956 on the Santiago Island. He was nicknamed "The King of the funana" and took a great part to spread this music all around the world.

Dias Osvaldo (Vaiss)
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Dias Osvaldo (Vaiss)

Osvaldo Dias (Vaiss) is originally from the Santo Antao Island in Cape Verde. As kid, he learned all kind of instruments like the guitar or the saxophon. During his career as a musician, he accompanied a lot of Cap verdean stars such as Cesaria Evora, Bana, Lura or Nancy Vieira.

Dikongue Henri

Dikongue Henri

Henri Dikongue is a singer and a musician from Cameroon. Born ni 1967, he moved to France in 1985 where he met Manuel Wandji who produced his first albums. His second album "C'est La Vie" ("That's Life") was on the top of the World Music Charts Europ in January 1998.

Duran Webb Javier Cubanito

Duran Webb Javier Cubanito

Cubanito is the name of the leader band of the reggaaeton movement in Cuba. Their first album "Soy Cubanito" came out in 2003 and won the Cubadisco price (The cuban equivalent of the Grammys) as "Best Rap Album".

Désiré Frédéric Ehui (Meiway)

Désiré Frédéric Ehui (Meiway)

Désiré Frédéric Ehui, as known as Meiway, is one of the biggest African artists. He is originally from Grand-Bassam in Côte d'Ivoire, where he's credited for inventinf the zoblazo sytle, un musical genre mixing drums and traditionnal Ivorian rythms along with more modern instruments like synthetisors. He is considered to hava had a hug impact on the musical culture of his country.

DA CONCEICAO DIAS FERNANDES MANUEL (NEY FERNANDES)

DA CRUZ GONCALVES FERNANDO
DA CRUZ LIMA ELTON 
DA CRUZ NEVES JORGE (JORGE HUMBERTO)
DA LUZ MONTEIRO BAPTISTA
DA SILVA JOSE

DA SILVA PIERRE

DA SILVA WILLIAM

DALLE PAUL

DANGLADES JOEL JEAN

DANIEL TOMBO

DE CARVALHO EURICO SARAIVA
DE CASTRO SOUZA BRUNO

DEMINGONGO LITEMO

DESMOND JEAN CHRISTOPHE

DIABATE NAMOUSSA

DIABATE OUMOU

DIABATE SAMBA

DIABATE SEKOU BEMBEYA

DIAZ MAURICIO

DIKOEL AKONGO

DOBONGNA ERIKA

DOMINGOS ANTONIO GOMES FERNANDES

DOS SANTOS SANTANA ANDERSON

DOS SANTOS SEMEDO NELCELINO

DOS SANTOS TIAGO ADAO DOUALA ALEXANDRE DREANO MICHEL

DUARTE ABILIO AUGUSTO DUPIN MARC OLIVIER

 
Esteve Marc
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Esteve Marc

Marc Esteve is a French writer. In his career, he wrote numerous tracks for Henri Salvador, Liane Foly or Enrico Macias. He was also part of the album « Manhã Florida » performed by Nancy Vierra along with Teofilo Chantre.

Evora Epifania (Tututa)
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Evora Epifania (Tututa)

Epifânia de Freitas Silva Ramos Évora, also known as Dona Tuta was one of the first female artists to perform in male-only venues in Sao Vincente. All along her career, this pianist mixed with grace classical music and caboverdean traditions. She recorded her only album in 1947

Evora Monteiro Arlindo
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Evora Monteiro Arlindo

Arlindo Évora Monteiro was born on the SAnto Antao Island in Cabo Verde in 1967. He is the founder of the band named Cordas Do Sol, in which he was signer and also a guitar player.

EYANGA JEAN-LOUIS

Flam Erika

Flam Erika

Born in 1964 in Paris from Cameroonian parents, Princesse Erika in an artist known for her songs inspired by Jamaicain sounds like the reggae or the ragga.

FONSECA PARIS YVES

FORTES JACQUELINE

FRANCOISE RAMOS

Gomes Dos Santos Lukeni (Luky Gomes)

Gomes Dos Santos Lukeni (Luky Gomes)

Luky Gomes is a musician inspired by both traditional Angolan sounds and more modern ones like house or RnB.

GNIMIA ADAMOU

GOMES MONTEIRO ALFREDO

GOMES NEVES JOSE PEDRO

GOMIS JEAN LOUIS

GONZALEZ PIEDRA DAGOBERTO PASCUAL

GONZALEZ SIBORE LAZARO

GREGORIO VAZ

GUMBE PHILIPE

GONCALVES JOSE CARLOS

GREGORIO GONCALVEZ MARK

GONZALES LOUIT DENIS

GONZALES MARTINEZ HANIEL CUBANITO

 

HERNANDEZ IBANEZ JAIME
HILARIO VIEIRA LUCIO
HONORE STEPHANO
HOSNI HASNIAT EL BECHARIA
HOUON ANGE DIDIER

IBANEZ PEDRO GERMAN

ISAAC DELGADO

ISAIAS ROBERT

JACOB TANIA

JAIME JOEL

JAOJOBY EUSEBE

JOB ROY

JOUBERT GONZALEZ OMAR

JOURDAIN CYRIL

JUFF ORLANDO

 

KABA OLIVIER

KABORE PATRICE

KALOSOYI ANTOINE

KAMULETE KAPUABA

KANTE KERFALA

KANTE MORI DJESSOU

KHALIL ALIO MOUNIRA (MOUNIRA) KONE ADAMA DJIMINIKA

KOUAO GEORGES

KOUAO SOFA ALICE

KOUDOGBO MEDARD THEOPHILE KOUYATE SEKOU

KOUYATE SORY KANDIA (PETIT KANDIA)

Lema Ray

Lema Ray

Raymon Lema Ainsi Nzinga, as known as Ray Lima, is a pianist, a guitar player and Congolese composer (RDC). Born in 1946, he learned to play the piano very young while going to the Church. However the first instrument that he really played was the guitar as a member of the Gérard Kazembe Orchestra. In 1974, as he was just hired as the Musical Direcot the National Ballet of Zaire in Kinshasa, he formed the orchestra who would play and accompany the legendary box fight between Mohamed Ali and George Foreman. Sadly, following the disagreement he had with the Mobutu regime, he was constrained to leave his homeland to live in France in 1982. In 1985, he collabed with Tony Allen for the project "Caravane Jericho", an artists collective united against the imprisonment of Fela Kuti. During his career, Ray Lema was part of 20 albums and awaded the Charles Cros Academy Prize (2013). He is now a UNESCO spokeperson, godfather and initiator of the project of the African Musical University (UMA).

Lima Emmanuel

Lima Emmanuel

Originally from Cape Verde, Manu Lima grew up in Senegal. In this end of th 70s, he created with his cousin a band called Cabo Verde Show. At the beginning of the 80s, the band became one the most popular formation in West Africa. The band succeeded at touching a large audience though mixing different inspirations in its music : Caper verdean (mornas and colleras), brasilian (samba and bossa-nova) et senegalese (malaxa) as well as african-american (soul and funk). When the band slit up at the end of the 80s, Manu Lima became a very asked producer by numerous artists.

Livramento Batista Adelino  (Tiolino)

Livramento Batista Adelino (Tiolino)

Born in Boavsita, Tiolino is part of a great lineage of Cape verdean musicians. He grew up listening to his father, Victor Hugo, who was a renowned guitar player. However he distinguinshed himself from his father by bringin in his music some more intense rythms.

Lo Ismael

Lo Ismael

Raised in a family where music was not considered to be a life choise, Ismael Lo used to secretly play the guitar that he made himslef with his cousins. After a few years un the Institute of Arts of Dakar, his talent was noticed in a TV program. This success allowed him to first join the Super Dinamo band. Then, he was able to star his own solo career and was soon nicknamed the "African Bob Dylan". His compositions became very famous and well-known especially as he composed several tracks for movies. In 2002 he became Knight of the Legion of Honour in France.

Lobo Ildo De Sousa Neves

Lobo Ildo De Sousa Neves

Ildo Lobo was a member of the famous caboverdean band Os Tubaroes (1976). In 1996n he recorded his first solo album "Nos Morna", as an hommage to his father Antoninho Lobo, emblematic figure of the mornas played on the Santiago Island, who had passed away a few years prior.

Lopes Andrade (Tcheka)

Lopes Andrade (Tcheka)

Tcheka is renowned in Cabo Verde as a composer and a performer. He brings modernity to one of the most popular and ancient musical tradition of the Santiago Island : the batuque.

Lopes Emmanuel (De Novas)

Lopes Emmanuel (De Novas)

Born in 1938 in Santo Antao, Manuel de Novas is considered as one of the biggest author, composer, guitar player and poet from Cabo Verde. He is renowned in the whole world through his coladeiras and mornas compositions, which were performed by biggest artists from Cabo Verde like Cesaria Evora, Bana, Os Tubaroes, Ildo Lobo or Titna.

Louise Genifer (Gny)

Louise Genifer (Gny)

Coming from Guadeloupe, G'Ny is an artist who mixed West Indian music with American influences (Soul, Rnb and hip-hop)

Lúcio Matias de Sousa Mendes (Mario Lucio)

Lúcio Matias de Sousa Mendes (Mario Lucio)

Mario Lucio is known to be the founder of Simentera, a band created in 1992. Painter, Poem writer, and successful author, Mario Lucio was also the caboverdean Minister of Culture from 2011 to 2016.

LAWSON JEAN RICHARD

LAY BRAVO RAFAEL

LESMES ECHEVARRIA OSDALGIA LIMA FREDERIC

LIMA LUIS FILIPE CARDIAL

LINARES ZAMORA E.

LOKELA BIPOMI

LOPES EDSON (DE NOVAS)

LOPES OLIVEIRA AMILCAR

LOPES OLIVIER

LOURINDA CUNA

Mariano Dany

Mariano Dany

Dany Mariano is the leader of one the most famous band of Cabo Verde during the independance of the country, the Kings

MABEA JULIE

MACHADO RAY

MACPHERSON JANY

MACULUBE RUFUS

MAIGA BONKANA ISSA

MAIO DIONISIO

MALABA LUKUSA

MANSIAMINA BOPOL

MAQUINDUS RAVI

MARAIRE CHIWONISO

MARC SYLVIN

MARCELLESI CHARLES

MARONE  BOY EL HADJ

MALI MARTA ANTONIO GOMES MARTELLY JOSEPH MICHEL

MARTINEZ ZAPATA ISRAEL

MARTINS COELHO DE OLIVEIRA VASCO MARTINS SEMEDO ROLANDO

MASSINI SIMMONS

MASWEBE TSHUM TSHUM

MAYANDA WUTA YUNDULA

MBAYA GELENA

M'BENZA SYRAN

MELLA RONIEL ALFONSO

MELON FRANCK

MENDES DELGADO VALERA FILIPE MENDES JEAN PIERRE

MENDES RAMIRO

MINT MEIDAH MALOUMA

MONSOH DAVID

MONTEIRO BARRETO ORLANDO

MONTEIRO CARDOSO RODRI PEDRO MONTEIRO CARLOS

MOREIRA DOS REIS CARLOS MANUEL (MANU REIS)

MORET LOPEZ GONZALO EMILIO

MOTTET CELINE

 
Nyolo Sally

Nyolo Sally

Sally Nylo in an artist born in the small village of Eyeng-Meyong in Cameroon. She started her career as a backing vocalist for numerous French and African artists. After an experience as a member of the Blegium band Zap Mama, she recorded her first solo album "tribu' (Tribe" in 1999 for the labelrecord Lusafrica. The year after she was awarded the RFI price for this album. The singer will continue to rise though three other albums "Multicuti" in 1998, "Beti" in 2000 and "Zaione" in 2002.

NDIAYE SAMBA MBOUP NGIANGI BAZEYIDIO

NHACULE SIMAO

NIAMKEY MARIE THERESE NOEL PIERRE GERARD

NOLA KADIMA

NYBOMA MWAN DIDO

Ochieng Sellanga (Blinky Bill)

Ochieng Sellanga (Blinky Bill)

Blinly Bill is at the core of the Afrofuturist craftmanship, his sound is a shaking the East Africa. He is also a sensation in Europe where his compositions alternates between hip-hop, jazz, elctro music and traditional african sounds, which can easily explains his succes.

OUZANI ALEXIS

Pereira Claudino (Dino D'Santiago)

Dino D'Santigao was born in Algarve, in the south of Portugal. After being a finalist in a TV program and taking part in a lot of different from nu-soul electro bands, he released his first album in 2013 called "Eva" as an hommage to his caboverdean roots.

Pina Assuncao Maria De Lurdes (Lura)

Maria de Lurdes Pina Assução, as known as Lura, is a Portugese singer. Her 20-year-old career is a great mix of different inspirations, like traditionnal rythms from Cabo Verde (morna, funan, batuqie). Her album "Di Korpu Ku Alma" (From Body and Soul) was nominated in 2006 at the BBC Awards as a "word Music Album".

Pina Dos Santos Neuza

The career of Pina dos Santos Neuza, as known as Neuza, started when she was 24 when she colleagues in retaurant she was working at noticed her voice. She was then noticed by Jose Da Silva and recorded her first album "Flor Di Bila" which mixes several rythms : tlaia, baxo and rabolo.

 

PAULO JOAO

PEREIRA MANUEL DI CANDINHO

PEREZ ALAIN

PEREZ GRADELIO

PHILEAS JULIEN

PHIRI GEORGE

PINA ALVES ANTONIO

PINA ALVES JOAO JOSE

PIPER MARTIAL PIRES JOSE JOAO

POSTIC HERVE

Ramos Valerie (Mariana Ramos)

Ramos Valerie (Mariana Ramos)

Mariana Ramos is the daughter of Toy Ramos, renowned guitar player from the band Voz de Cabo Verde. Born in Dakar, the career of the singer took a turne when she met Teofilo Chantre, Cesaria Evora's composer. Her rise in the music industry coincided with her return to her cape verdean roots.

RAZAFINDRAKOTO SOLO

RENE CABRAL

RODRIGUES BRITO JORGE MANUEL

RODRIGUES JOAQUIM

RODRIGUES JULIO CESAR

ROJAS FIEL ISRAEL

RUIZ AUBAGNE

RAMOS ANTONIO

RAMOS HUMBERTO

RAMOS LOPES MANUEL CONCEICAO

RAMOS VALERIE

RAMOS VAZ ARIANA (NANY VAZ) RANDRIANARISOA GERMAIN

Santos Vieira Antonio (Toy Vieira)
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Santos Vieira Antonio (Toy Vieira)

Toy Vieira started his carrerr in the 80s with the band Voz De Cabo Verde that he joined as a pianist.

Simas Antero

Simas Antero

Born in 1953, Antero Simas grew up in a family of musicians. His mother was a violonist, his dad played the clarinet. During his carrer, he composed more thant 40 tracks and was numerously awarded for it, one of the awards being the famous B. Leza.

Soumaoro Idrissa

Soumaoro Idrissa

Idrissa Soumaoro was born in 1949 in Mali in a litlle village called Ouélessébougou. During his childhood, he discovered numerous instruments like the guitar, the harmonica, the flûte and the timbo. He joined the "Djitoumou-Jazz" band in Ouéléssébougou when he was 18? A few years later, he graduated from the National Institute of Arts in Bamako. He than became a full-time teacher while still beinf a musican among which as a member of Salif Keita's band "The Ambassadors of the Bamako Motel". In 1980, he created the Miriya Orchestra along with Amadou Bagayoko, from the duo Amadou and Mariam. In 1984, he got a scolarship to learn the Braille musicology at the Brimingham University.

SCHWAMBORN HERBERT

SEGARA HELENE

SEKOUBA FATAKO

SIFRANC FRANCKEL

SILVA ADALBERTO

SILVA ARTURO

SANCA GOMES UZIEL

SANTOS DE OLIVEIRA ANTONINO

SARRIA ISIDRO ARISTICA

SASTRE PEREZ JOSE CUBANITO

SAURON KEVIN

SAUSA MENDES CARLOS ALBERTO

SILVA CORREIA MARCELINO SILVA EDUARDO PAIM

SILVA LUIS

SILVA RODRIGUES JOSE

SOARES ALINHO MARIA

SOIME STEVE

SOPHY CHRISTOPHE

Tavares Jose (Ze Luis)

Tavares Jose (Ze Luis)

A few months after dropping his job as a cabinetworker, Zé Luis released his first album "Serenada" in 2013. This project allowed the world to discover the smooth voice of the 60-year-old singer outised of Cape Verde.

Tavares Silva Jose Mario (Tibau Tavares)

Tavares Silva Jose Mario (Tibau Tavares)

José Mario Tavares Silva, as known as Tibau Tavares is a composer and a singer from Cape Verde. The guitar player was born in 1968 in Calheta on Maio Island and became a reference in Cape verdean music. Many artists like Lura or Isa Perira took part in his propositions.

Teixeira Jose (Ize)
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Teixeira Jose (Ize)

Born in Cape Verde, Izéleft the country for France, to live in the Belleville neighborhood in Paris. The Franco-Cape verdean did his first steps on the album "Le Calibre qu'il te faut" by Stomy Bugzy, on the founder of the Hip-Hop band le Ministère A.M.E.R. He then joined the Hip-Hop band "La MC Mal Criado" (which means "bad behaved" in Capeverdean Creol) founded bu the rappers Jacky, JP and Stomy Bugsy. He then released his first solo album "Double Nationalité" as a figure of the franco-cape verdean rap. He is the epitome of mixing cultures : the traditionnal Cape verdean music (Morna and funana) with the beats of the French Hip-Hop.

Tolno Sia

Tolno Sia

Sia Tolno is well know by the world music amateurs though the albums she composed influenced but the different sounds of the African continent. Her album "African Woman", which came out in 2014, was produced by the renowed Tony Allen. This project introduced afrobeat sound, which Sia Tolno particularly enjoys.

Traore Souleymane (Solo Jah Gun)
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Traore Souleymane (Solo Jah Gun)

Solo Jah Gunt was born in 1967 in Ferkésségoudou, a little town of the Ivory Coast, setlled between Mali and Burkina. He learned about reggae music as a teenager with George Kwakiy, then mentor of the fmaour Alpha Blondy. In 1990, he released a first solo album which became a success. He quickly became the favourite of Ivorian media and star in all West Africa. In 1995 he left Côte d'Ivoire to live in France and join all the African artists living there as well.

Traoré Boubacar

Traoré Boubacar

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Boubacar Traoré has an inimitable, who lly personal style. Self - taught and inspired by the Kassonké tradition – he was born in Kayes in Northwest Mali in 1942 – like all the young people of his generation, he discovered blues, rock, jazz, soul and Cuban and Congolese music on the radio, and con structed a musical world like no other for himself.

TAPSOBA ACHILLE

TAVARES MORENO EDUINO

TAVARES NORBERTO

TAVARES SILVA FERNANDO JORGE 

TEIXERA RAIMUNDO

THIOMBIANO DAMIEN

TOSCA ALBERTO TOUNKARA 

 

VAIANA PIERRE

VALLE ORLANDO

VATON THIERRY

VAVIROA MARCELLINE

VERDADES AURORA

VIEIRA DIAS PAULO CARDOSO

VIVES SHEILA

Wandji Manuel

Wandji Manuel

Wandji Manuel was born in Nancy in 1961. After living a big part pf his childhood in Cameroon, he came back to France in 1980 to study. It's at that time that he started a career as both a danser and a musician. He was part a numerous projects for other artists, African (Ray Lema, Papa Wemba), or American (Ben Haper, Tom Jones). During the 90s, he founded his own production company, Wambo Productions, to help develop other artists' careers. He produced the two first albums of the Cameroonese artist Henri Dikongue and toured with him at the time.

Yacinthe Ballou (Ballou Canta)

Yacinthe Ballou (Ballou Canta)

Born in the 60s, during his career, Ballou Canta collabed with Congolese stars such as papa Wemba and Ray Lama. He is also consided as an artist who brought back the elengance and the nunchalance of the oldtimes Congolese Rumba.

Zongo Seydou (Zedess)

Zongo Seydou (Zedess)

With his 30-year-old career, Zongo Seydou, as known as Zedess, is one of the most popular artisti in West Africa. This composer and singer from Burkinabé origins created a reaggea mixing with graceOuagadougou slang with mandingue music. His lyrics are a mirror of his political beliefs, talking about development and peace on the African continent.

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