Mayra Andrade is a multi-award-winning pop artist from the Cape Verde Islands in West Africa. Her multi-layered sound incorporates Brazilian influences, Cuban melodies, funky basslines, and flamenco guitars to create a unique soundscape.
With stunning modern adaptations of ancient Cape Verdean rhythms, she has perfected the musical talent to carry her listeners along on this voyage with each album: “Navega” (2006), “Stória, Stória” (2009), “Studio 105” (2010), “Lovely Difficult” (2013) as a canvas, comes to an authentic depiction of a period in her life.
Andrade’s seductive songs encapsulate her Cape Verdean heritage while also hinting at more Western elements that make their way into her soundscapes. She has numerous gorgeous recordings under her belt, including her 2019 album release “Manga.”
Something of a musical mermaid, Andrade is perhaps the front-runner among the numerous talented Cape Verdeans who have emerged in recent years. Each day, the artist exposes a sensuous portrayal of a bold, contemporary, and unmistakably feminine sound, freer and more emancipated from pre-established standards.
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