Music of Cape Verde – Jorge Neto

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”

Music from Cape Verde – Nacia Gomi

Queen of Finaçon and Batuko (Women’s Batuque), Gomi was one of the voices of Cape Verdean cultural resistance and was a legendary storyteller. here is the song “Rapacinho n Tentando”