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Elida Almeida



Biography

Elida Almeida, a Cape Verdean morna-coladeira singer, is influenced by funaná, batuque, and rhythms that were created by deserted slaves decades ago. Born in Pedra Badejo in the east of Santiago Island, she has now put out three albums within three years.

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Video 6/19/2018: Elida Almeida

Elida Almeida, a Cape Verdean morna-coladeira singer, is influenced by funaná, batuque, and rhythms that were created by deserted slaves decades ago. Born in Pedra Badejo in the east of Santiago Island, she has now put out three albums within three years.

Elida Almeida