Carmen Souza – The Silver Messenger

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Carmen Souza, award-winning singer-songwriter and instrumentalist, is a reference in the Cape-Verdean music scene. She’s a pioneer, creating a new body of timeless Creole Jazz that undoubtedly will inspire future generations. Souza’s critically-acclaimed career in the Jazz scene spans more than a decade, with several tours around the world and eight albums. Souza, together with her long-time musical partner, Theo Pascal, have managed to imprint ethnicity to Jazz and get it closer to its African roots. Souza´s charisma and earthy virtuoso vocal technique have permitted her to operate far beyond the limits of Jazz as a singer-songwriter – she moves through all genres with ease and grace.

Her latest album 'The Silver Messengers' celebrates the life and music of emblematic pianist Horace Silver. Following critically-acclaimed versions of 'Song for my father' or 'Cape Verdean Blues' in her previous albums, she channels their common African heritage to shed a new light on Silver’s repertoire.

Prior to the evening performance, there will be a free workshop in the Visitors Book Café where Carmen and Theo will explore Portuguese-speaking music and share their experience and knowledge with the audience.



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