New in the Artist-Roster: Carmen Souza
We wish you all a Happy New Year and would like to take great pleasure in introducing our latest addition to our artist roster: Portuguese singer Carmen Souza
Carmen Souza was born to Cape Verdean parents, grew up with the Creole language and sang gospel music in the church choir. In 2003, Souza teamed up with bassist Theo Pascal and they began to combine Cape Verdean Creole music with contemporary jazz. She sings in Creole, English, French and Portuguese and transforms the traditional Cape Verdean morna by adding jazz and personal inventions. Carmen Souza has undoubtedly become a true great of world music and one of the most sought-after jazz singers in Europe:
Carmen doesn’t have to decide whether her music is jazz or ‘world music’. Her style is as unique as it is compelling and her Cape Verdean roots are as evident as her desire to create a new language under the label ‘world jazz’. Her voice features a variety of textured registers that explore the subtleties of her expressive spectrum. The sound is so direct and clear that every song conveys a sense of vibrancy!
Her new album “Port’Inglês” will be released on Galileo Music in spring 2024!
Carmen Souza is booked exclusively through o-tone music in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. She is on tour in May. We book dates all year round with a preference for May, summer festivals and autumn 2024. Please let us know your available dates. We look forward to your enquiry!