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Voz De Cabo Verde

Frá Broque

While all of the members of Voz De Cabo Verde were originally from tiny island nation of Cape Verde, the band actually formed in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands in 1966. Although, I have also read that the band may have originally formed in Dakar, Senegal before relocating to the Netherlands.

The original line up consisted of Luis Morais (saxophone, clarinet), Morgadinho (trumpet, vocals, bass guitar), Franck Cavaquinho (drums), Toy Ramos (guitar), Jean da Lomba (bass guitar). The singer Djosinha joined the group in 1967, then pianiste-organist Chico Serra in early 1968.

For four years, the group was based in Rotterdam, but they toured regularly in the Benelux countries, France, Portugal, and America. They also played in many of the Portuguese speaking countries of Africa, including several tours in Cape Verde.

Le groupe se sépare en 1970.The group broke up in 1970, but reformed in 2002 with the original members (except Cavaquinho Frank died a few years earlier) in Lisbon, Portugal. This only lasted a few months, before Luis Morais turned up missing.

Catalog number 113 482 F on their own Voz De Cabo Verde label. No other information is available.

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Thank you for this gem! Actually, the group reformed in the 70s, when Bana invited Paulino Vieira, the multi-talented musician, composer, arranger, what have you, to come and arrange for them. Through this fantastic man, VCV produced many records around the time of independence (1975)

Comment by Olavo di Txada

Is this track on an lp or anything?

Can’t find a trace of another copy, and I’d love to own it!

Comment by Will

This is the only copy I’ve ever seen…

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