Morna, batuque and Eugenio Tavares

Lucy Duran visits Cape Verde, the windswept and dramatic archipelago off the west coast of Africa. She explores the arrival of slaves in the 15th century and the subsequent departure of generations of Cape Verdeans searching for a better life in America and Europe. With rare and specially-made music recordings, including the morna style made famous by Cesaria Evora, which longs for life back on the islands.

Presented by Lucy Duran
Produced by James Parkin

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Sat 18 Jun 2011 15:00

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