This album makes me feel good about the world. In an age where music has become prepackaged, plastic, disposable, soulless slush this album is a breath of fresh air.
A couple of REAL musicians, fronted by a stunningly beautiful young woman who sings like an angel. Songs with simple acoustic arrangements, sung in a mixture of French, Creole, Portuguese... They just transport you away to her native Cape Verde. It's gentle music, but it's got rhythm and it's got heart.
The most amazing instrument here is Mayra's voice though. Her vocals belie her tender age, because she sounds like a seasoned singer here with great "mileage". Her singing can be melodic or rhythmic depending on the song. Her timbre is warm and mellow and you can hear she really KNOWS these songs. There are so many dynamics in her singing that she really gets the message across. Even if you might not fully understand the lyrics.
This is top drawer stuff! On to the second album Mayra!