Hi all, here is some more information about Cape Verde (Cabo Verde in Portuguese, meaning the Green Cape) and its music styles. I have reblogged this from another blog, check it out at http://wp.me/Xgapyou There you will find out more on the likes of music from Ghana, the Harlem Shake and Irish Hip-Hop too. Yeah, go the Irish!

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Cape Verde, unlike the African continent, has a population with different backgrounds, a different language and culture. Want to know more about it?

The majority of the population is creole (mixed black and white descent). A genetic study revealed that the ancestry of the population in Cape Verde is predominantly European in the male line and West African in the female line; counted together the percentage is 57% African and 43% European (Portuguese origins for the most part).

How does this influence the music and dance you can find on this islands’ archipelago located 570 kilometres (350 miles) off the coast of Western Africa?

Cape Verde music incorporates Portuguese, Caribbean, African, and Brazilian influences.Cape Verde’s quintessential national music is the morna, a melancholy and lyrical song form typically sung in Cape Verdean Creole. The most popular music genre after morna is the coladeira followed by funaná and

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