.:: Elisabeth Rodrigues ::.

#DiasporasKriola. Rhythms rabelado. Urban morabeza.

My story

Posted Friday, December 20th, 2019
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I was born in Oslo, Norway to parents from Cape Verde. And since childhood music and singing has been a major part of my life, with the Cape Verdean culture as a constant influence and inspiration. From early years my mother teached me to sing morna, and my uncles introduced me to the sentiment of the traditional guitar playing.

Alongside my daily profession as a graphic designer, I have participated in various music projects since my teens. Ranging from rnb, reggae and afrojazz, to backing vocals, songwriting and performances. And since 2018 as lead vocals in the band Diasporas, playing mainly music influenced by tradicional morna, coladeira, batuku and funana.

After many years, singing is still a natural part of me, so I gladly embrace any opportunity to practice my art and represent the Cape Verdean diaspora.

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