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Carmen Souza w. Theo Pascal - Creology
Carmen Souza is daughter of Cape Verdeans and one of Portugal's great singers. Her 8th album is a collaboration with Portuguese bassist, writer and arranger Theo Pascal. They have created a new set of songs using the Creole music from around the world, mixing their inherited traditional cultural elements with other modern ideas. Their inspiration on this album comes from ex-colonial Portuguese countries- Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola, Brazil, Cuba and then on to New Orleans. It's a joyous celebration of mixing culture, music and tradition that is as old as the human race.

Carmen Souza - Kachupada
Based in Portugal, Souza is one of the leading new voices from the Cape Verdean tradition. nspired by favorite Cape Verdean dish “Kachupada,” which — with its wide variety of ingredients and spices, reflects the multiplicity of influences in Carmen Souza’s music. And the band is stellar: Theo Pas’cal: bass, percussions, guitars, backing vocals; Mauricio Zottarelli: drums; Jonathan Idiagbonya: upright piano; Nelson Oliveira: backing vocals, bongos. This, her fourth studio album, features a few traditional settings, some great originals, and new cover versions of the jazz standards “Donna Lee“ and “My Favourite Things.” It's bright and lively and highly recommended.

Dancas Ocultas and Orchestra - Amplitude
The Portuguese accordion ensemble presents original works (and one traditional folk song) in unique arrangements, joined by Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, with Carminho, Dead Combo and Rodrigo Leao.

Dulce Pontes - Momentos (Live, 2 CDs)
A live concert set on 2 CDs by one of Portugals great artists. Moments of intimacy, frantic moments, unexpected, islands of sound, forged by the singer and her accompanists, including George Dalaras, José Carreras, Stefanos Korkolis and Pedro Santos.

Joao Afonso - Zanzibar
A prime mover in the new folk scene in Portugal, this singer with east African heritage mixes worldly roots with a world-wise lyricism.

Conjunto Joao Domingos - Ao Vivo em Macau (Live in Macau)
After a career spanning more than four decades in the music of Mozambique, this African musician and his band have finally made their first recording on CD, produced in Macau during the Portugal Day celebrations on 10 June 1995. It's raw, gritty and full of soul. Electric guitars, bass and drums are pumped up by a rugged horn section, keyboards and singers.

Manuel d'Oliveira and Mediterraneo - Amarte
This CD by the Portuguese guitarist was recorded live in 2005, in Praça de Santiago, Guimarães. The musicians of the ensemble Mediterrâneo are José Lima (acoustic bass), David Leão (flute and bagpipe), Mário Gonçalves (drums) and Rui Ferreira (piano).

Amalia Rodriques - The Queen of Fado II
The second volume of 16 classic fado hits by the recognized "greatest fado singer in history." Or so they say. Great music, great price

Banda de Armada Portuguesa - Antologia do Centenario 1903-2003
The Portuguese Navy Band is presented in a series of songs dating back to the earliest days of recorded music and coming right up to 2003. Brass bands and vocal groups in true navy band styles and a few surprises.

Joao Afonso - Missangas
Born in 1965 in Mozambique of a Portuguese family, Afonso early on began to make new connections between the music of east African and his traditional homeland of Portugal, and his music has always reflected his dual cultural citizenship. This is his first solo album, created in 1997 under the production of Julio Periera, and it shows the magnificent range of musical tones he is capable of, as a musician and as a composer.

Joao Afonso - Outra Vida
Portuguese-via-Mozambique artist João Afonso's 2006 release is as warm and occasionally quirky as what I have come to expect from this songwriter and singer. This one has some more Afro-pop inferences than previously, and it is rhythmically solid while still holding on to the subtle and sweet tone that is Afonso's trademark. Comes in a a small hard-cover book, with charming drawings, and lyrics in Portuguese, with Spanish translation.

Terra d'Àgua - Viagem de um Som
Terra d'Aqua are the Portuguese duo of Maria Anadon on vocals, and Davide Zaccaria on cello, classical guitar and keyboards

various - für José Afonso
Jose Afonso (1929-1987) was a leader in the creation of a political songs (canção de intervenção) movement against the totalitarian regime of Portugal leading up to the 1974 revolution. This collection gathers together an excellent group of artists under the direction of Julio Pereira to pay contemporary tribute to this master of the Portuguese nova canção.

Maio Moco - Canto Maior
Formed in 1985, Maio Moço ('The New May') are well repsected as one of the major Portuguese folk ensembles, and band that has researched and presented the folk music of many regions of Portugal and presented them in concert and on record for almost 2 decades.

Dona Rosa - Segredos
Accompanied by Enzo D´Aversa and Raul Abreu on accordion, guitar, bass, piano, and percussion, Dona Rosa presents a new kind of Portuguese performance. In contrast to her first CD Historias Da Rua there are only two solo pieces on Segredos, and she even speaks about her own memories and experiences. Besides fados Dona Rosa sings traditional Portuguese songs that have been significant to her.

Dona Rosa - Historias da rua
Traditional fado and folk songs of Portugal, sung in straightforward, folk style, accompanied by accordion, triangle, and on two tracks by the Bulgairan choir Angelite

Dazkarieh - Incognita Alquimia
The 2006 release from the Portuguese world music ensemble.

Dona Rosa - Alma Livre
The third album (2007) by this wonderful Portguese fado singer stil holds close to the raw roots and rhythm of the style.

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