Category Archives: Cape Verde

Cesária Évora Passes Away at 70

I first experienced Cape Verde – and another facet of the Diaspora – through your haunting, bittersweet voice. Thank you for that, Barefoot Diva. Cesária Évora, Fly Sister, 1941-2011 Also, you can listen to my favorite song by Ms. Évora, “Roma … Continue reading

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Shouts to My Cape Verdean Play Brother

Ages ago, when a young, collegiate Fly Brother was interning on Capitol Hill in DC (we’re talking at the turn of the century), I was asked by one of the other interns if I was Cape Verdean. Cape Who? She … Continue reading

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Where I’ve Been: Cape Verde

Cape Verde is an archipelago of ten teeny-tiny volcanic islands off the coast of Senegal in the North Atlantic. Yes, most hurricanes that hit the Caribbean and the southeast USA start off over Cape Verde as typical summer rainstorms. The … Continue reading

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