by Fantcha



Fantcha's dulcet tone belies the same casual beauty and beguiling, dulcet charm that makes Césaria Evora such an unforgettable vocalist. Indeed, Evora became Fantcha's mentor two decades ago. This method of singing is the enchanting "morna" style indigenous to Cape Verde. Members of Evora's group and other prominent Cape Verdean musicians back Fantcha on this album. These include her musical director, Bau, and composer and producer Paulino Vieria. These moving melodies are sung in Portuguese. The full-color CD booklet gives the words to each song in Portuguese and English along with explanatory notes. Criolinha is a collection of sadly poignant and touching songs from a gifted vocalist refined with world-class tutelage.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/1998
Label: Tinder
UPC: 0789428523727
catalogNumber: 85237

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fantcha   Primary Artist
Jacinto   Cavaquinho
Jacques Bolognesi   Trombone
Alain Hatot   Saxophone
Yves N'Djock   Electric Viola
Teofilo Chantre   Choir, Chorus
Bau   Violin,Viola,Cavaquinho
Mario Canonge   Piano
Carlos Nando   Piano,Choir, Chorus
Zé Paris   Bass
Philippe Slominsky   Trumpet
Totinho   Percussion
Thierry Galion   Keyboards
Gerard Mendes   Choir, Chorus
Luis Ramos   Viola
Fabrice Thompson   Percussion
Valerie Tribord   Choir, Chorus
Marie-Paule Tribord   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Jose Da Silva   Producer
Yves N'Djock   Contributor
Bau   Arranger
Paulino Vieira   Arranger
Angelo Spencer   Producer

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