Catarina dos Santos’s music is a unique new sound coming out of Lisbon – a melting pot of Africa, Southern Europe, and Brazil. Growing up in the suburbs of Lisbon, in the midst of Angolans, Cape Verdeans, and traveling to North East Brazil, the music Catarina writes is a synthesis of these common roots. Stories of migration, of the ocean, of life in the big cities, of women’s experiences and rites that connect Africa to its Diaspora; all of these experiences inspire the music of Catarina, and are the theme for her debut cd, “No Balanço do Mar” (“In the Swing of the Ocean”).
Catarina dos Santos: vocals, percussion, compositions
Ebinho Cardoso: bass, back vocals
Hudson Gloria: bass, back vocals
Fernando Saci: percussion
Catarina do Santos Quartet at Terraza 7 on Wednesday November 21st, 2012 at 9:30 pm.
$5 cover charge for mezzanine.