Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Nado presents: Capeverdian singer Maria de Barros

On this edition of Africa Mix I am joined by Cap Verdienne chanteuse, Maria de Barros, in a conversation I had with her recently while she was touring the San Francisco Bay Area.

Maria de Barros is indeed a total package: Beautiful, intelligent, an angelic voice, extraordinary performer with a stage presence and certain magnetism which draws people to her world.

Ever since the release of her first CD, Nha Mundo, Maria has taken on the world stage, body and soul, to promote the music and culture of her country. Her second CD, Dança ma mi, came as a consecration that Cabo Verde has a new music diva to reckon with. Now having crisscrossed the world performing over the years, Maria released Morabeza, a CD offering a smorgasboard of various rhythms from her homeland.

Please join us for this fascinating conversation, and check out her new CD.

—Emmanuel Nado