Jorge Neto (born 1964) in São Tomé and Príncipe, to a São Tomean father and Cape Verdean mother from Ponta do Sol, on the island of Santo Antão. Jorge Neto, whose voice graces Cape Verdean pop hits such as “Rosinha” and “Sem ninguém,” marked modern Cape Verdean pop music both as the leader of Netherlands-based group Livity in the early 1990s and in his subsequent solo career. He is a constant presence at various festivals held throughout the year in Cape Verde and in Cape Verdean communities abroad. He suffered a stroke (see here) in November while on an airplane from the United States to Portugal. Here is the song “Sem Ninguém”
Sufjan Stevens is a musician from Brooklyn, NY. I am actually not that excited about christmas songs in fall, but this song caught my attention and now I want to share it with you. :) Enjoy “Christmas Unicorn”.
Lhasa de Sela (September 27, 1972 – January 1, 2010), also known by the mononym Lhasa, was an American-born singer-songwriter who was raised in Mexico and the United States, and divided her adult life between Canada and France. Her first album, La Llorona, went platinum in Canada and brought Lhasa a Félix Award and a Juno Award.(wiki ) , seh sings in three different languages , english , french and spanish , she died very young at the age of 37 ……
Girls was an indie rock band from San Francisco, California. The band comprised two key members—Christopher Owens, the main writer and lead singer, and Chet “JR” White, who played bass and produced. Owens is a former member of theChildren of God cult. The New York Times compared the band’s sound to Elvis Costello, The Beach Boys and Buddy Holly.(wiki)
Ibiyemi Ajakaiye is a hearty Soul singer and songwriter who hails from Umorkpa in Kogi state. She discovered her singing talent at a young age but was so shy she insisted on singing backstage in her early years. From joining the church choir and then a band, her confidence built. Today, she’s a recording and performing Soul artiste. Here is the song “Don’t Leave Me”