In this short video Portuguese singer Carmen Souza speaks about her third album “Protegid” (which she recorded with Theo Pas’cal), her Cape Verdean roots, the “Rabelados” (Creole for ‘rebels’, or, ‘non-violent rebels of the Cape Verde Island’, as they are known these days) and jazz pianist Horace Silver (himself born to a Cape Verdean father).

Here’s a great live recording of her playing “Song for my father”:

We like our jazz.–Tom Devriendt