“A voz maravilhosa de Tété torna dificil não ficar apaixonado por este disco…”
“Mornas ao piano é um dos discos a ouvir em 2018”
**** 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 in 2017.
Tété Alhinho has the charisma and simplicity of the biggest names in the history of music. He is simply disarming. An unavoidable name in Cape Verdean music, he stole the world with his voice in the 90s, in the group SIMENTERA. In 2004, she edited “VOZ” with Mario Lúcio Sousa, an album that crystallized her as one of the great voices of our time.
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!
MORNAS AO PIANO
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