Carmen Souza - Creology (Galileo Music Communication)

The definition of creology is actually "the study of Creole Languages", but on 'Creology' Cape Verdean singer-songwriter Carmen Souza and Portuguese bassist/composer Theo Pascal rather take the listener on a musical journey through the history of Creole music. Starting point are former Portuguese colonies like Cape Verde, Mozambique and Angola, continuing across the Atlantic in Brazil, Cuba and the United States (New Orleans). A fascinating journey of discovery that will introduce you to rhythms like quilapanga, semba, funana, batuque and marrabenta, seasoned with a serious shot of jazz ('Upa Neguinho', 'Pretty Eyes', 'London Night', 'Kem Ka Tem Cabeca'...). In addition to self-penned songs, 'Creology' also features three covers: 'Pretty Eyes' by Horace Silver, a name that Souza tends to mention as one her main sources of inspiration, 'Upa Neguinho', originally by Brazilian singer/composer Edu Lobo, and 'Homem Musica' by Portuguese-Mozambican Orlanda Guilande.


Added: Jul 12, 2017