The World’s Alex Gallafent profiles Mayra Andrade, a young singer from Cape Verde who’s been compared to the late, great Cesária Évora.
Andrade holds Evoria in great esteem, but she’s definitely her own artist.
Global Hit: Mayra Andrade by The World
Listen above for some really beautiful music and for the answers to these three Mayra Andrade trivia questions.
- Why does Mayra Andrade carry a dinner knife and a length of metal wherever she goes? (It’s not for eating.)
- Who was her musical mentor in Cape Verde? (It wasn’t Cesária Évora.)
- Which part of her own body does she want people to access through her music? (It’s not her head.)
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