Just as Mariza has breathed new life into Fado; a contemporary heir to Amalia Rodrigues, so Lura does to music made famous by Cesaria Evora. Lura brings a street wise, urban sensuality infused with the passionate root of mother Africa to her music. Riding on the tide Cape Verde's rediscovery of its African roots, she has the star quality to bring the music to a wider audience. Lura mixes the familiar morna style with until now unheard rhythms of Funana and batuque; styles brought to the fore by a talented new generation of composers such Tcheka and Pantera. It is the music of women from the remote African interior of Cape Verde, now infused with jazz and Brazilian influences.
The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian rock group, The Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz was advertised as the end of The Band's illustrious touring career, and the concert saw The Band joined by more than a dozen special guests, including Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood and Neil Young.
2008 UK issue, 54-track, 4-CD album set - 'The Last Waltz' is the definitive version of this popular 1978 concert recording. Bringing in diverse sources [rehearsals, performances from the film and concert], and a cast list that is Star-studded to say the least: Bob Dylan [who performs the hugely in-demand 'Hazel'], Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Paul Butterfield, Dr. John, Ronnie Hawkins, Emmylou Harris, The Staples, Ringo Starr and many more make this release an event not to be missed!
The Cape Verdean singer was the preeminent force of morna music, which combines fado, jazz, and Latin.