on 12 November 2002
Those of you who already know about Cape Verdean music will not be surprised at the feeling of sadness which pervades this album. Created only a few months before his death in 1988 by a violin virtuoso the like of which we will probably never see again, this album is a must for all fans of Cape Verdean music. The violin playing is astonishing in it's range of tone and phrasing - totally different to any classical or folk styles that you will have heard before. The backing is traditional Cape Verdean: no drum kit, no bass. a lot of shaker, guitars (including their onw variant kniow as the viola) and of course the cavaquinho. Enjoy.