by Sara Tavares
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For her new outing, Sara Tavares fills things out a bit musically, but never overloads her songs, keeping the feel lush rather than crowded. The overall effect is of a CD where the melodies and voice float, by the very careful application of light touches everywhere. Although rooted in her native Cape Verde and strongly influenced by her adopted home of Portugal, there's a strong pop edge to her songs, with softly memorable melodies that sway rather than pound. She's a good guitarist as well as an entrancing vocalist, and she proves it on the final cut here, an unaccompanied instrumental, "Manso Manso." Initially there's a slight tendency for the songs to meld into each other, but that changes with a couple of hearings as individual characteristics come to the fore, with the delicious "Quando Das Sum Pouco Mais" and neo- R&B of "Di Alma" real standouts. Cape Verde has produced some major talents, and Tavares deservedly takes her place among them.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/2009
Label: Four Quarters Ent
UPC: 0822545181828
catalogNumber: 1818


  1. Quando Dás Um Pouco Mais
  2. Sumanai
  3. Ponto De Luz
  4. Caminhanti
  5. Pénastrada
  6. Di Almo
  7. Bué (Você É...)
  8. Kede Livre
  9. Só D'imagina
  10. Minino
  11. Voz Di Vento
  12. Exala
  13. Fundi Ku Mi
  14. Manso Manso

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sara Tavares   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Sampling,Vocal Percussion
Rão Kyao   Bamboo Flute
Mário Delgado   Electric Guitar
José Salgueiro   Percussion,Drums
Gerard Mendes   Guitar
Boy Ge Mendes   Guitar,Soloist
Jeffrey Davis   Vibes
Ciro Cruz   Bass
Ricardo Oliveira Alves   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Gogui Embaló   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jon Luz   Violin,Ukulele
Miroca Paris   Percussion

Technical Credits

Maria João Castanheira   Engineer
Jorge Barata   Engineer
Albert Nijmolen   Executive Producer
Antonio Fonseca   Producer,Executive Producer
Sara Tavares   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Ricardo Oliveira Alves   Composer

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