July 5th, Cape Verde

Like we said everyone wanted to get independent in June and July. It’s also Cape Verde’s independence today.

We know young Cape Verdeans want to protest tonight since there’s not much to celebrate. Doesn’t mean they don’t like music. Here’s some Cape Verdean pop to bide them and us over.

The pop of Cordas dos Sol:


Beto Dias:


Mo Kalamity:

Oh, and since Cape Verde is probably the only African nation where more of its citizens live outside the home country, especially on the US East Coast, we had to include the diaspora. Like the very political Paris-based rap group MC Malcriado (they’re a group of MC’s with Cape Verdean roots). Their 2009 song “Viva Amilcar Cabral” celebrate the leader of the independence movement:



Sean Jacobs

Also goes by Hasan Wazan. Life President.

1 Comment
  1. Can i ask why they don't have much to be cheerful for. After readign that comment, i had a browse over at wiki about the country, about its rankings, about its human rights and while it isn't perhaps as nice as Sweden it didn't seem that bad. it sounded like they have reltively free elections and freedom of the press. Or is this not the case. I saw that 20% of the population is in poverty which isn't great but didn't see anything that stood out.

    on a side not, have really been enjoying the music videos for the independence days through out Africa as they happen.

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