Following the release of his latest single ‘OMG’, I spoke with William Araujo about the inspiration behind the song, how he got to music and highlights on his musical journey so far. Hi William, thanks for talking to me today, how are you doing? I’m good thank you, I hope you’re ok too. I’m fine, thanks. Could you give me some background about yourself, how … Continue reading Q/A with Cape Verdean singer – William Araujo
with less than a week to the return of our Noitada party in Bristol DJ Frank (soon to be known as DJ INTERPOL) has released a promo Mix just for us. we are excited to have him join our Noitada family for our first party of 2019 Continue reading NOITADA is BACK!!!
A lot has changed since Lucibela first sang in public; she recalls singing in high school on Valentine’s day to a playback of a Brazilian song. The journey hasn’t been easy, the death of her mother amongst others has seen her grow from strength to strength. After months of trying, I finally had the opportunity to speak to Lucibela about her musical journey especially her … Continue reading Loss, Destiny and Success: Interview with Lucibela
In my interview with Cremilda, she talks humble beginnings, patience and admiration. The below delves into her inspirations, “Folclore” her latest album and advices for aspiring musicians. Growing up, did you always want to become an artist? I listened to a lot of music growing up. My parents always had a taste for it, which meant that there was always a radio in the house … Continue reading A Musical Journey: Interview with Cremilda Medina
Mika Mendes gives advices to those looking to follow in his footsteps, growing up in a musical family and plans for the rest of the year. How did you get started with playing and creating music? I started at a very young age with my little brother by taking piano lessons and then we started composing together. At what age did you decide to take … Continue reading Interview with Mika Mendes
You could almost be forgiven for missing Cape Verde on the map, the tiny island nestles somewhere in the central Atlantic Ocean, 350miles to the west from Dakar, Senegal. The tropical country dazzles in its crystal clear beaches and year-round sunlight but if you visit with the intention of spending your time in an all-inclusive resort then you might be missing one of its most … Continue reading A CONVERSATION WITH DINO d’SANTIAGO
Alguem di Alguem is the latest release by the Cape-Verdean artist Lura, the EP features a funaná song with a lively, cheerful beat. A duet with Gaël Faye – a cover of the Teofilo Chantre song “Crepuscular Solidão”, and a tribute to Cesaria Evora that the two artists performed for the first time in public at the 2018 Sakifo Festival on Reunion Island. In the … Continue reading Lura on her latest EP ‘Alguém di Alguém’ & upcoming album
There’s something unique, refreshing and vulnerable about Sara Tavares’s latest album Fitxadu. If you don’t believe me, I dare you to listen to Coisas Bunitas or Ginga without clutching your hands over your chest, smiling and dancing across your bedroom. In this exclusive interview, I speak to Sara about her musical journey and her latest album, Fitxadu. Hi Sara, thanks for agreeing to this. Could … Continue reading INTERVIEW WITH SARA TAVARES
!!! WORK WILL SET YOU APART !!! Earlier this week, on May 1st, we celebrated International Workers’ Day. The genesis of this day has ties to socialism and communism, hence it has been a public holiday here since the Cold War era because Angola, then a single-party state, was ideologically aligned with the so-called Soviet Block straight after its independence in November 1975. Even … Continue reading Rui Interviews Ary – 2018 Angolan National Kizomba/Semba WINNER!!
During our time in CKF we had the opportunity of speaking with Bonifacio – prolific dancer, personality and performer from Angola. In our interview with him, we speak about: – His dancing – Life in Angola – Lisbon – Music Don’t forget to follow on: Facebook Twitter Instagram Snapchat – Bonifacio_Aurio Subscribe to our mailing list Continue reading MEU SEMBA Interviews Bonifacio Aurio