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.
RollingStone.com 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