CABOCUBAJAZZ – RIKEZA Y VALOR
Luis Conte [Cuba, US]:"I love the way Cabo Verde and Afro Cuba merge together on CaboCubaJazz' debut CD. I don't know if this has been done ever before!"
The collaboration of the highly regarded percussionist Nils Fischer and the Cape Verdean master - pianist Carlos Matos leads into a completely new sound. Just take the melancholy of the Morna – the Cape Verdean blues - , the happy dance of the coladera, mix it with a huge portion of Cuban rumba, salsa en jazz: the result is 100% CaboCubaJazz! The listener and also the dancer is taken on a journey where longing, passion, subtleness and musical fire alternate.
Dina Medina is one of the internationally most reknown Cape Verdean singers of her generation; her brilliant voice is a perfect instrument to express the soul of her home islands. She adds a sparkling and sensitive yet powerful touch to CaboCubaJazz’s versatile music.
On the CD you can enjoy Grammy winning trompeter Brian Lynch, the Cuban Pepe Espinosa, singers like Cape Verdean star Grace Évora, Colombian Alberto Caicedo and the new talent Laise Sanches.
The idea for the CD Rikeza y Valor came up during CaboCubaJazz’ successful tour in 2008/9.
The group continues it’s tour in 2010/11.
Comments on CaboCubaJazz & Rikeza y Valor
Tito Paris [Cape Verde, Portugal]:
"The music of CaboCubaJazz makes me very happy.
For sure this CD will be a great success!"
John Santos [Puerto Rico, Cape Verde, US]:
"Beautiful - what a great concept and production –
all top-notch musicians and arrangers!
Mendes Brothers [Cape Verde, US]:
"Fantastic project! Very innovative album bridging the culture of two creole nations: Cabo Verde and Cuba!"
VPRO magazine, NL:
“High-quality manifestation of musical blending!”
“CaboCubaJazz bridges Cuba, Cape Verde and jazz - a warm musical carpet!”
De Volkskrant [national Newspaper], NL:
“Swinging and smooth synthesis of Cuban and Cape Verdean rhythms - CaboCubaJazz melts two different cultures without any effort, entering the boundless landscapes of jazz.” Four stars****