ILHAS DE CABO VERDE

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade CAPE VERDE10 islands (1 uninhabited) – 506,000 souls

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade CAPE VERDE The Archipelago islands of Cape Verde are ex-Portuguese colony approximately 350 miles west of Senegal, Africa . The ten islands were completely uninhabited when they were discovered by Portuguese explorers in 1460.

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade CAPE VERDE Throughout the past hundreds of years men and women were removed from their villages in mainland Africa, taken to the Cape Verde Islands by the many slave masters. From Cape Verde they were transported by sea to every corner of the world.

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade CAPE VERDESlavery in Cape Verde Cape Verde played a major role in the slave trade because of its unique position which is midway between Europe, Africa and America and facing the Slave Coast. It is one of the crossroads in transatlantic navigation and the triangular trade that developed at the time of its discovery in the fifteenth century. It soon became an entrepôt (trading center) that was used for some four centuries.

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade CAPE VERDE The very first European colonial town in either Africa or America was founded in Cape Verde (Ribeira Grande) – in 1462, thirty years before Columbus set out on his voyage to the Americas. Cape Verde remained a Portuguese colony for over 500 years, until independence in 1975. (July 5th)

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade CAPE VERDE In 1634 Mathias DeSouza described as a Capeverdean mulatto and an indentured servant to Jesuit priests was among a group of six African passengers to land at the colony of St. Mary's, Maryland aboard the Ship Arc. After working off his indenture, DeSouza was a translator for the colonists in their dealings with local Native peoples. Later DeSouza piloted his own ship. In 1642, DeSouza was elected to serve in the Maryland General Assembly. (Maryland Hall of Records).

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade CAPE VERDE The Capeverdean emigration to the United States began at a time when American fleets, dedicated to whale-fishing, sailed down the Atlantic Ocean surrounding the archipelago. The need of labor force made the entrance of the Capeverdeans to America easier. Statistics that revealed information about the volume of Capeverdean emigration in the United States are not available. However, some official figures stated that 356 Capeverdeans emigrated to North America from 1887 to 1893.

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade CAPE VERDE From seamen Capeverdean emigrants became farmers working for themselves in the cultivation of strawberries and as wage-earners in the marshy areas of Cape Cod and in the cotton plantations. Some worked in the textile industry in New Bedford. Others worked in the construction of railroads and as stockers in the trains. And many others worked in the building of bridges such as Sagamore and Bourne in the Cape.

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CAPE VERDE Famous Michael Beach (actor) Stephen Cooper (SDF) Wayne Fontes (NFL coach Giants & Det. Lions). Ryan Gomes (B.Celtics, /Minn.) Dana Barros Boston Celtics Paul Gonsalves (jazz) Tony Gonzalez (KC Chiefs) Lena Horne (jazz singer) Davey Lopes (basebal player coach Phil. Phillies) Dana Mohler-Faria (BSC pres.) People Dr. Azágua (poeta, cientista, crítico social). Donaldo Macedo (psicolinguísta) Horace Silver (jazz pianist composer) Lisa Lopes “left eye” - TLC Demetrius Andrade (gold world chmpship- and silver in boxing in PanAm games -welterweight) The Tavares Brothers (musicians) Steve Perry, White House Director of General Services Administration. Francisco Borges, State Treasurer of Connecticut. Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade Mindelo is the historical cultural capital of Cabo Verde and its most cosmopolitan city

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade Porto Grande (Big Port) in the island of São Vicente with the Face Mountain in the background

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade The ex-Governor’s Palace, now the Palace of Culture

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade A Câmara (The Town Hall)

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade Djeu (islet) and the Light House on top.

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade The wonderful sunset behind Monte Cara (the Face Mountain)

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade The Carnaval is the biggest show of popular culture. People from all social backgrounds gather to enjoy life at its best.

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade One of the Carnaval ‘blocks’ parading through Rua de Lisboa

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade Baia das Gatas Music Festival

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade Baia das Gatas Music Festival

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade Dolphins visiting Laginha Beach

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade Mindelo is in the route of great cruises

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Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade Praça Nova and Eden Park cinema

Mindelo seen from Fortinho : 

Music: “Sodade” – played by Silvestre Fonseca J. Andrade Mindelo seen from Fortinho

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