Jul
12


I got the chance to catch Cape Verdean diva Lura performing at the party for her latest CD “Eclipse.” She gave a terrific show — a kind of survey of the many kinds of song and dance rhythms from the island. I wish I could have gotten better footage (had to use the awful “zoom” on the Flip) but I think you’ll get the idea. She’s a great dancer and her singing, which was uniformly excellent, communicated her love of the Cape Verdean heritage. The band was as solid as it gets, and played a wonderful lilting version of “Mascadjon” from the new CD. We end with a snippet of the very sexy “Vazulina.” Enjoy.



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Michal
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Here’s where you’ll find my weekly original world music video blogs that appear on Huffington Post, as well as an archive starting in April of 2009.

This is also the place where you will find video that is exclusive to my site. I’ve traveled to places like Uzbekistan, Morocco, and Taiwan and no matter where I go I have found amazingly talented and creative people working in every genre from the deepest traditions to the cutting edge.

It’s been incredibly rewarding to interview them and to capture some of what they do on video. Enjoy what you see and hear, and let me know what you think. I welcome your feedback.

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