Tété Alhinho

“ Teté´s stunning voice makes it hard not to fall in love with this album.

This is a classic that we didn´t know we were missing.”

**** Top of The World Review in Songlines July/August2018

“Cesaria Évora Logical Sucessor”

in Australian Newspaper Sept 2018

Cape Verdean singer Tété Alhinho carries within her voice a very distinctive soul, developed through her childhood, listening to “Mornas” sang by Bana “in the final 15 minutes of the Barlavento radio broadcast”, as she recalls in the cover notes of “Mornas ao Piano”, the beautiful album she launched recently. In order to recover these memories, Tété recruited several exceptional musicians (the pianists Carlos Matos, Ricardo de Deus or Victor Zamora, for example) who accompany her especially through her own themes, with the sweet embossment of a tropical island feel, trimmed by jazz rigor and a class of universalist inclination, not hiding the depth of the identity of these songs of pain, longing, nostalgia and absolute dignity.

Live, Tété Alhinho’s voice is even sweeter, more intense and overwhelming in the strength of her interpretation of the songs which capture the memory of Cape Verde and projects it in a modern and sophisticated world, full of soul and beauty. A true jewel that leaves us no choice than to admire it in awe! “I was born in Mindelo, a small, poor seaside town, on the island of Saint Vincent, with the sound of the sea all around me. Mindelo is the most culturally diverse town in Cape Verde. Because of its bay, it is a popular port and draws a lot of people from other countries. The population is very open-minded and they have a very sensual and unique musical sensibility. Growing up there, I inherited this rhythm and feeling of the sea. The sound of the sea gives me this enormous sense of freedom that I express in my music”. Teté Alhinho.


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