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Carmen Souza

Carmen Souza was born in Lisbon (81) within a Christian family of Cape Verdeans. She grew up in a mixed language environment of Creole, the Cape Verde dialect her parents spoke at home, and Portuguese, always surrounded by the Cape Verdean way of life. In her teens she sang professionally in a Lusophone Gospel Choir. Being a strongly spiritual person, Carmen always saw music as her mission and felt privileged to have the opportunity to express herself through it, working hard every day to deserve that opportunity. Musicians like Luis Morais, Theo Pas'cal, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarret, Diana Krall, etc, are definitely those that truly inspire her evolution and search for a unique personal style. Theo Pas'cal, her producer and mentor and one of the best bass players in Portugal, discovered her talent and introduced Carmen to Jazz, Fusion and other contemporary sounds that markedly influenced her musical development. In 2003, Carmen began working with Theo on the compositions that would be included on her début album Ess ê nha Cabo Verde

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Big Long Silidin' Thing - Celebrating Melba Liston

Read "Big Long Silidin' Thing - Celebrating Melba Liston" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

In the first hour, we celebrate trombonist, composer and arranger Melba Liston in honor of her birthday, and take a look at some recent trombone players making noise in the jazz world. We sample some new releases by vocalists Josephine Beavers, Lila Ammons, Virginia Schenck, flutist Andrea Brachfeld and pianist Roberta Piket, with birthday shout outs ...

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New Year New Decade

Read "New Year New Decade" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Happy New Year! The first broadcast of the new decade included new releases by Works for Me, Viktori Japilatovic and Bill Cunliffe, with birthday shout outs to vocalists Susannah McCorkle (pictured), Nancy Lamott, Michelle Walker, Georgia Mancio and Jelena Jovović, saxophonist Carol Sudhalter, pianists Myra Melford and Lisa Hilton, clarinetist Anat Cohen and Clark Terry, among ...

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My Dear Acquaintance - A Happy New Year

Read "My Dear Acquaintance - A Happy New Year" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

My last broadcast of the decade included several women-penned songs for New Years Eve, with new releases by Boogaloo Joe Jones, Kris Davis and Cathy Segal-Garcia, plus birthday shout outs to Cab Calloway, Una Mae Carlisle, Chris McNulty, Katie Bull, Annie Lennox and Janice Friedman, among others. Also remembering those artists lost in 2019 with a ...

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Christmas In My Soul

Read "Christmas In My Soul" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Includes more Christmas songs penned by women, with holiday recordings by Dave Stryker, Laila Biali, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Rebecca Angel, plus new releases by Youn Sun Nah, Chloe Perrier, Fostina Dixon, and Elena Gilliam, with birthday shout outs to Bob Dorough, Sue Maskaleris, Diane Schuur, Sean Harkness, Edith Piaf, Camille Thurman ...

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Hell's Bells - That Special Time of Year

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Includes more holiday songs penned by women as the season is in full swing, with Christmas albums from B3 Kings, Martina DaSilva, Dan Chmielinski, Noel & Maria and new releases from Rez Abbasi and Isabelle Olivier, Carmen Souza, Iro Haarla, plus birthday shout outs to Cassandra Wilson (pictured), Sylvia Syms, Dave Brubeck, Cory Weeds, Kerry Marsh, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Carmen Souza: messaggera di una musica senza confini

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Ascoltare la musica e la voce di Carmen Souza significa immergersi in luoghi incontaminati di spiagge assolate e acque color turchese in cui il Jazz e la musica tradizionale di Capo Verde, la Morna, si incontrano per dare vita ad alchimie di suoni, profumi e suggestioni poliritmiche. Nata in Portogallo ma di origini Capoverdiane ...

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Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival 2018: New Contender on the South East Asia Block

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Kuching Waterfront Jazz Festival 2018 Grand Margherita Hotel Kuching, Sarawak State, Borneo September 28-29, 2018 As one of the world's fastest growing economic regions, South East Asia is also a prime market for jazz--and, specifically, that chest- beating claxon of affluence, the festival. Joining the established ranks of Indonesia's Java Jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carmen Souza feat. Theo Pascal: Creology

Read "Creology" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Ha toccato anche l'Italia in cinque date tra aprile e maggio il tour mondiale di Carmen Souza, associato all'uscita del suo ottavo disco Creology. La cantante portoghese d'origini capoverdiane conferma il sodalizio col suo mentore e produttore, il contrabbassista Theo Pascal, e col percussionista Elias Kacomanolis. In qualche brano si aggiunge il giovanissimo figlio di ...

Creology

Label: Galileo Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: Ligria; Senhorinha; Upa Neguinho; Pretty Eyes; Mon di Deus; Xinxiroti; Tud Tem 1 Razão; London Light; Kem Ka Tem Cabeca; Homem Musica; Escuta Moçambique; Creology.


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