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Award-winning jazz vocalist and composer Kavita Shah's latest album, Cape Verdean Blues, is the culmination of a diasporic quest for a spiritual home. The carefully curated album of traditional Cape Verdean music is also a tribute to the charismatic and unapologetically individual artist Cesária Évora, and a love letter to her breathtaking archipelago and it's welcoming people. Shah is a lifelong New Yorker of Indian origin hailed for possessing an "amazing dexterity for musical languages" (NPR), and she speaks 9 languages-including fluent Portuguese and Cape Verdean Kriolu. At the heart of the 12-song album is "sodade," the melancholy sense of transience that permeates Cape Verde and it's free-spirited island population. On Cape Verdean Blues, Shah's in-depth collaboration with master guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Bau (Cesária's former musical director) and her bold self-possession have enabled her to achieve a rare feat: creating a world music album that feels like home.
Award-winning jazz vocalist and composer Kavita Shah's latest album, Cape Verdean Blues, is the culmination of a diasporic quest for a spiritual home. The carefully curated album of traditional Cape Verdean music is also a tribute to the charismatic and unapologetically individual artist Cesária Évora, and a love letter to her breathtaking archipelago and it's welcoming people. Shah is a lifelong New Yorker of Indian origin hailed for possessing an "amazing dexterity for musical languages" (NPR), and she speaks 9 languages-including fluent Portuguese and Cape Verdean Kriolu. At the heart of the 12-song album is "sodade," the melancholy sense of transience that permeates Cape Verde and it's free-spirited island population. On Cape Verdean Blues, Shah's in-depth collaboration with master guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Bau (Cesária's former musical director) and her bold self-possession have enabled her to achieve a rare feat: creating a world music album that feels like home.
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Cape Verdean Blues
Artist: Kavita Shah
Format: CD
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Angola
2. Flor Di Nha Esperança
3. Joia
4. Um Abraço Di Morabeza (Feat. Fantcha)
5. Amor Di Mundo
6. Situaçoes Triangulares
7. Flor de Lis
8. Cize
9. Chaki Ben (Feat. Maalem Hassan Benjaafar)
10. Um Porta Aberte
11. Sodade
12. Cape Verdean Blues (Feat. Miroca Paris)

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Award-winning jazz vocalist and composer Kavita Shah's latest album, Cape Verdean Blues, is the culmination of a diasporic quest for a spiritual home. The carefully curated album of traditional Cape Verdean music is also a tribute to the charismatic and unapologetically individual artist Cesária Évora, and a love letter to her breathtaking archipelago and it's welcoming people. Shah is a lifelong New Yorker of Indian origin hailed for possessing an "amazing dexterity for musical languages" (NPR), and she speaks 9 languages-including fluent Portuguese and Cape Verdean Kriolu. At the heart of the 12-song album is "sodade," the melancholy sense of transience that permeates Cape Verde and it's free-spirited island population. On Cape Verdean Blues, Shah's in-depth collaboration with master guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Bau (Cesária's former musical director) and her bold self-possession have enabled her to achieve a rare feat: creating a world music album that feels like home.
        
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