Continuing on her return to honour dear friend and mentor Cesária Évora, Fantcha’s successful performance at Mindelo on December 15th saw a great a crowd come together to celebrate the Cape Verdean legends musical life. Performing to a gathering of around 230 people, Fantcha presented her fourth album ‘Nos Caminhada’ in the town which both the musically talented artists were born.

Leading the “Serenata”, a popular tribute to Cesária Évora, RAJ’d signed artist Fantcha then led a march within the streets of Mindelo on the 19th December, followed by a free concert in ode to the Barefoot Diva.

Performing in Praia on the 18th December for the President and the First Lady, as well as their family and government ministers, Fantcha’s album presentation was extremely well received and the opportunity a great honour for the Cape Verdean performer. Coinciding with the notorious two-day festival Noite Branca (White Night), the performance married perfectly with a collective celebration of sound as the entire city came together in music.

Meeting with Fantcha after at his place of residence, the President praised the artist and RAJ’D for honouring Cesária Évora and taking part in such an important community project.

Turning to concentrate on the new year, Fantcha will be preforming with Augusto Veiga at a number of upcoming summer festivals in Cape Verde so keep tuned to the latest updates.

15493703_1268887939816567_1774264392149118439_o 15625846_1268888289816532_8348807230719327356_o 15591653_1268888056483222_1249556021597863987_o15577886_1268888053149889_5505513707547831174_o15578503_2197853500439863_5701389246731084993_n 15578940_2197853417106538_3933922135016311385_n fantcha_0815672558_2197853993773147_7811762332301260056_n img_9775 img_9764