Lura – Heranca

Image: 1598984 LURA’s back! Vibrant, tremendously danceable and so very Cape-Verdean, her new album focuses on the archipelago’s energizing up-tempo funana beat with songs that include Maria di Lida, Sabi di Más and Ness Tempo di Nha Bidjissa.

It also features contributions from 3 remarkable guests: Brazilian poet and musician Naná Vasconcelos on title track Herança, Richard Bona on Barca di Papel (which he co-wrote with Lura), and rising Cape-Verdean music star Elida Almeida on Nhu Santiagu.

Herança is a golden opportunity to re-explore the rich culture of Cape Verde and its people, traditions and music in the company of the most melodious, charismatic singer of an entire generation of Cape-Verdean artists.

Herança (Heritage) perfectly follows the natural progression of Lura’s discography after Di Korpu ku Alma (2004), M’Bem di Fora (2006) and Eclipse (2009), as well as her Best of (2010) parenthesis, where she notably duetted with Cesaria Evora on “Moda Bô”. Reflecting Lura’s constant return to her roots, the latest opus plunges us us into the vital essence of the singer’s identity. The album explores the most sublime, sacred facets of batuque and funaná as Lura brings her own special universality to those traditional Cape-Verdean beats.

Herança gives us a chance to reconnect with the intensity of Cape Verde and its people, traditions and music, all reflected in the art of the most melodious, charismatic singer of an entire generation of Cape-Verdean performers. Lura’s singing and each of the album’s tracks remind us just how the essence of multiculturalism and traditional Creole music have given rise to a universal vocal genre at the heart of Africa’s best-kept secret: Cape Verde. Erhältlich ab 16.10.2015

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