Sara Tavares

Sara Tavares: The Multilingual Songstress

Sara Tavares is a Cape Verdean-Portuguese singer-songwriter known for her eclecticism and effortless blend of genres. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Tavares later moved to Cape Verde where she was exposed to a variety of musical traditions. She began her career as a teenager, releasing her debut album titled Balancê in 1999. The album’s title track became a hit, and Tavares soon became one of Portugal’s most beloved artists.

Exploring Different Soundscapes

Tavares’ music is a fusion of different genres such as African, Brazilian, and reggae. She sings fluently in Portuguese, English, and Criolo, a language spoken in Cape Verde. Her music is characterized by her soulful voice, acoustic guitar, and intricate arrangements. Tavares’ music is also known for its poetic lyrics which touch on themes such as love, nostalgia, and social justice. Despite her success, Tavares remains humble and continues to explore different musical landscapes in her career.

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