4 June • National Opera & Ballet, 21:30
NANCY VIEIRA vocal VAISS DIAS guitar, cavaquinho
OLMO MARÍN guitar, cavaquinho ZÉ PARIS acoustic bass
RUCA REBORDÃO percussion
Nancy Vieira is one of the most renowned artists currently exploring the immense musical heritage of Cape Verde, which, in the specific case of Morna, was recently distinguished by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage of Humanity. And on stage, Nancy is one of the great defenders of this heritage that she has been presenting all over the world. Her music, which speaks of journeys and of the sea, of longing and of distance, lives on different balances, something that always gives a special dynamic to her concerts, to which she always brings mornas and funanás, coladeiras and more music that spreads across the ocean and the world. The artist, who lives in Portugal, made her debut in 1995, but first came to the fore in 1999, when she appeared on a compilation entitled Música de Intervenção Cabo-Verdiana (Cape Verdean Intervention Music), singing alongside the legendary Ildo Lobo. She then released the works Segred (Praça Nova, 2004), Lus (Harmonia Mundi/World Village, 2007), Pássaro Cego with Manuel Paulo (Arthouse, 2009) or Nô Amá (Lusafrica, 2012), and it was already in 2018 that she presented the much applauded Manhã Florida (once again with Lusafrica label). Currently, Nancy is preparing a new work, adding new songs to a repertoire of excellence.