AFROTRONIX

Elida Almeida, just 26 years old and, in 2015, the winner of Radio France International’s Prix Découvertes, is fast becoming a phenomenon of Cape Verdean music. Born on the island of Santiago and raised on Maio, she developed her vocal technique through simple church singing. Today, as Elida tours the world, composing for top contemporary singers, her warm, smooth voice conveys a powerful exultation and a confident identity, in which whatever she does comes straight from the heart. On her second full-length album, Kebra (named for the village where she grew up), Elida asserts her African identity, seasoning Cape Verdean beats (batuque, funaná, coladera & tabanka) with plenty of Latin energy.

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ELIDA ALMEIDA
(CAPE VERDE)