Musical Video: "Morna" by Tito Paris


We have experienced funáná, batuku; and this week I will introduce you to another traditional Cape Verdean musical genre: the morna. 

Morna is traditionally played with acoustic instruments; and it reflects the reality of the people of Cape Verde (being thus the genre that most defines the Cape Verdeans). It is the national symbol of the archipelago (just like Fado is Portugal's national symbol; in fact there are some similarities between the two genres since the both sing the pain of departure). 

The theme of Morna songs are usually emigration, the return, saudade, love for the nation, the sea etc. 
For a more in depth reading, please click here.

This week I will introduce you to Tito Paris (another Cape Verdean artist), singing a morna entitled "Morna". The lyrics is not available on the web, so unfortunately I won't be able to share it with you.
Nevertheless I invite you to drink this soothing song...



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  1. Hi there... want to change your favicon? find out how.. Have a nice tuesday!

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  2. Hi Max,
    This is so splendid. Just what need to hear at the end of the day. I can listen to anything with a full orchestra - even the yellow pages (phone book.)

    Thanks for this special treat.

    Tito Paris Cheers.

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  3. Hi D! :D

    He has a beautiful voice indeed !

    Thanks for having dropped by, dear!

    Cheers

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  4. Hello Hapi!

    Oh thanks for your suggestion; I will check it out!

    Have a great Tuesday yourself, and thanks for having dropped by!

    Cheers

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  5. Hi Lady A! :D

    "This is so splendid. Just what need to hear at the end of the day."

    It is a nice song to relax after a long day of work, isn't it? :)

    "I can listen to anything with a full orchestra - even the yellow pages (phone book.)"

    LOL LOL LOL you kill me!
    Yeah, we call it the yellow pages here as well ("Páginas Amarelas" in Portuguese)!

    "Thanks for this special treat."

    You are most welcome, my dear friend!

    And thanks for having dropped by and shared your delightful spirit with us :)!

    Morna Cheers

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