Traveling the World On tour from her latest acclaimed album "Kachupada" (2012), Carmen Souza releases now a live album recorded with her quartet on October 13 at Lagny Jazz Festival in France.
‘Carmen Souza Live at Lagny Jazz Festival’ will be released on CD and DVD (Galileo / Harmonia Mundi) in January 28 and you can also discover 2 bonus NEW songs recorded in studio, never released before.
On the DVD you get, besides the full concert, extra behind-the-scenes + interview footage and 2 videoclips of ‘Donna Lee’ and ‘6 on na Tarrafal’.
Her vocal approach have been compared to singers like Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Cleo Laine, Eartha Kitt or Marie Daulne but her unique talent as a singer, songwriter and musician have allowed her to create her own idiosyncratic soundscape with the essential help of Theo Pas’cal, her longtime composer and producer.
The mix of West African rhythms, and beyond, with contemporary jazz is her personal recipe named by Downbeat Magazine has ‘Recipe for Artistic success’. The fact is: Carmen Souza stands out has one of the most in demand Jazz and World singers in Europe, is recognized in the female Cape Verdean music scene for her pioneer work and has won her own space both in the universe of Jazz and World Music. This New release is only a sign that she will not be slowing down anytime soon.
« Carmen Souza chante dans son dialecte natal, d’une façon intime, sensuelle et vive, caractérisée par une incroyable touche de légèreté. Sa musique sans pareille, d’une rare clarté, dérivée d’un mélange de jazz et de soul moderne rend la création vibrante, acoustique et accessible. De la musique mondiale soul du 21ème siècle. »