Carmen Souza

Foto: Carmen Souza Management

Detailed information
styleJazz, World
ProvenanceCape Verde
Main InstrumentVocals, Guitar, Rhodes

14 years later, with several acclaimed albums along the way, Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal continue their process of Creolization - mixing their inherited traditional cultural elements with other modern and newer elements, like jazz among others, on a quest to cement their own identity. Carmen Souza, daughter of Cape Verdeans, came from a heritage directly connected with the creole slavery and, on the other hand, Theo is the son of a Portuguese Baptist preacher who's mission, in the 70's, was to help African people on the run, after the decolonisation process and the Portuguese revolution.

CREOLOGY is a natural step towards the Afro World, with the music on this record traveling, on a Transatlantic route, from ex-colonial Portuguese countries like Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola crossing the sea to Brazil, Cuba and landing on the New Orleans shores.

CREOLOGY is not about sadness but about the joy of the Creole people, their music, their culture, their philosophy of life and the deep links that forever join this beautiful and unique 'Nation'.

Creology GMC074

  • 06/11/2013

    Carmen Souza is back in Germany in November

    Carmen Souza started her world tour in november 2012 in Germany with her new album "Kachupada" and played 13 concerts. After concerts in France, Austria, Switzerland, Cape Verde, Portugal, UK, USA, Canada, Japan and South Koear Carmen returns in november 2013 again to Germany. For next year a new live CD/DVD is planned and for the presentation of course new dates in Germany. Ther tour in november includes the following dates
    • 09.11: Dortmund, Domicil-Internationale Jazztage
    • 15.11: Bad Hersfeld, Buchcafe
    • 16.11: Stuttgart, Laboratorium
    • 17.11: Berlin, Schloss Neuhardenberg