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Pop Music

Singing her islands' songs

Lura melds Cape Verdean heritage and contemporary music

By Andrew Gilbert
Globe Correspondent / December 3, 2006

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Cape Verde hardly seems well positioned to elbow its way into the highly contested world music marketplace. Made up of 10 main islands off the coast of Senegal, it is barely larger in size than Rhode Island. Cape Verde's population is about 420,000 (though the country's endemic poverty has resulted in a far-flung diaspora of another half a million people). (Full article: 982 words)

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