Vocal Chords: Ze Luis from Cape Verde

Jan 08, 2015, 12:37 PM

Vocal Chords recordist Robert Hope got a rare and very special opportunity to meet Ze Luis, a musician and singer from Cape Verde. Ze Luis, who released his first album in 2013, began singing as a hobby after he returned to his homeland in 1969 following a long exile. His voice, like Cesária Évora, is a perfect expression of Cape Verdian music and singing style. Here is a clip from Ze Luis in an impromptu singing demonstration at the Warsaw Cross Culture Music Festival with Robert for the Vocal Chords series and transmedia project.

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Recordist: Robert Hope


Photo Credit: Joe Wuerfel

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