“Ilha de Santiago” is a new single off Mayra Andrade’s third studio album, “Lovely Difficult”, released in autumn last year.
The song – written and originally performed by Mário Lúcio Sousa – pays tribute to famous musicians, singers, and composers from the largest Cape Verdean island.
While retaining the original melody, Mayra’s rendition is more contemporary, with ornate arrangements and her unique, sensual voice. Together with the accompanying video, it comprises a heartfelt homage to the people and culture of Santiago.
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