Thursday, May 3, 2012

CD Review: Nancy Vieira's 'No Ama'

Nancy Vieira
No Ama

The swaying melodies and rhythms of Cape Verde are showcased on this new exciting release of Afro-Creole culture. Nancy is a vocalist and shares the spotlight with the cavaquinho, Portuguese guitar, piano, bass guitar, flute, violin, and electric guitar throughout. The music of Teofilo Chantre, B. Leza, Mario Lucio, Amandio Cabral, and others. The smooth and folk melodies capture the musical culture of the islands with some Portuguese, Brazilian, and African elements. Nancy's vocals bring to mind a young Cesaria Evora. As a fourth album for Nancy, No Ama hits the web-stores and store shelves with a fresh and renewed presence. The light music is accessible for anyone interested in Cape Verde music, or the music of Brazil, Portugal, France, and Africa. Lyrics provided in the liner notes. ~ Matthew Forss

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