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Published 29th November, 2018 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    2 Angel Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

  • Date

    24th January 2019

  • Time

    All Day

Cape Verde’s Lucibela brings to Sydney the sounds popularised by the late, great singer Cesária Évora: Portuguese-influenced-folk propelled by a silky, emotive voice, trained by years of singing in Santa Maria hotel bars. Lucibela’s 2018 debut album Laço Umbilical is a showcase of the West African archipelago’s regional music: morna, a take on the melancholic laments of traditional Portuguese fado, and coladeira, the buoyant folk music of celebration. Drawing influence from the islands’ history as a Portuguese colony, Cape Verde’s morna music explores saudade, that untranslatable Portuguese term for melancholic nostalgia, or pleasurable suffering.

Published 29th November, 2018 in Concert or Performance

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