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Bitori, from censorship to repping Cape Verde’s funaná worldwide

by Editor | 18th June 2018

Although Bitori’s musical adventure began in 1954 by acquiring a gaita in Sao Tomé and Principe to bring back to Cape Verde, he didn’t achieve major global recognition until two years ago, when his classic album Legend Of Funaná (The Forbidden Music of The Cape Verde Islands) was reissued by German label Analog Africa. Since then he’s toured […]

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Elida Almeida

by Editor | 26th April 2017

The northwest archipelago Cape Verde isn’t only famous for its off-kilter 60s output (an element of which was re-released as last year’s intriguing ‘Space Echo’ compilation). Elida Almeida is racking up plenty of hits on YouTube with ease. The one time church singer and radio presenter is inspired by the island’s funaná music, a catchy, […]

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Bitori, from censorship to repping Cape Verde’s funaná worldwide

by Editor | 18th June 2018

Although Bitori’s musical adventure began in 1954 by acquiring a gaita in Sao Tomé and Principe to bring back to Cape Verde, he didn’t achieve major global recognition until two years ago, when his classic album Legend Of Funaná (The Forbidden Music of The Cape Verde Islands) was reissued by German label Analog Africa. Since then he’s toured […]

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