Thursday, March 22, 2007

Cape Verde featured on Travel Channel

Known for providing entertaining, practical and inspirational information, the Travel Channel presents an objective perspective on Europe’s hottest new destination: the Cape Verde islands.

You can see the videos here:

Sights and Sounds of Cape Verde – part 1

Sights and Sounds of Cape Verde – part 2

Friday, March 09, 2007

Cape Verde, number one destination for 2007

Cape Verde is this year's number one destination according to Expedia, beating other popular destinations such as Paris, New York and even Morocco, Vietnam, Bulgaria and Cape Town.

Expedia, one of the largest internet-based holiday companies, has declared that Cape Verde will be the number one holiday destination in 2007. Cape Verde proved to be Expedia's customers' top choice thanks to its beautiful landscape, superb white sandy beaches, year-round sunshine and Creole style culture.

Expedia’s Marketing Director comments:

“This year’s list reveals that more and more people are exploring niche destinations and becoming more adventurous with their holiday choices. Our customers prefer to head off the beaten track rather than continue to go back to traditional tourist hot spots. We hope this list will give travellers holiday inspiration to let themselves go and experience new places and cultures in 2007.”

Expedia's Top 10 Destinations for 2007:

  1. Cape Verde
  2. Bulgaria
  3. Brazil
  4. Vietnam
  5. Croatia
  6. Cape Town
  7. Devon
  8. Beijing
  9. Las Vegas
  10. Morocco

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Lura - Na Ri Na

Lura is as young as the country of her roots, Cape Verde. But she is already considered by some to be the future of Cape Verdean music. Mixing her Cape Verdean heritage and Portuguese influences to a perfect balance, the sultry singer is at her best in front of an audience.

In this music video, Lura sings "Na Ri Na" one of the biggest hits from her 2005 album called "Di Korpu Ku Alma". Lura's latest album is called "M'Bem di Fora".

In Lura, Cape Verde has a beautiful face - and a steely, seductive voice - to represent its traditions. CD Review

Lura brings a fresh outsider perspective to the traditional music of her
ancestral isles, looking beyond familiar morna and coladeira popularised worldwide over the last two decades.

BBC Radio Awards for World Music