Month: February 2016

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Just A Thought…

It’s “Black History Month”, the shortest month of the year dedicated to the history of Black people in America. As a child of Cape Verdean immigrants, some may say that I don’t have a direct connection to the history of Blacks in America, slavery, Jim Crow or even the Civil Rights Movement. To those people AND my fellow Cape Verdean-Americans, here’s a little reminder… … Read More Just A Thought…

The Essence of Caboverdeanidade: The thing that makes us who we are is difficult to put into words so our ancestors put it to music

The morna is synonymous with the concept of Caboverdeanidade. The melancholic melodies and lyrics full of sodade has captured the essence of our culture for at least two centuries. Some might describe the Morna as a musical form that expresses the sadness and isolation of our people but I’ve never perceived it that way. The Morna is about “Sodade” which is defined as a … Read More The Essence of Caboverdeanidade: The thing that makes us who we are is difficult to put into words so our ancestors put it to music

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