Feliciano Tavares

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Birthday
29, 1920
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Death Date
Dec 17, 2008 (88)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
29, 1920
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Death Date
Dec 17, 2008 (88)

About

American-born singer and performer of Cape Verdean music who was the patriarch of the musical Tavares family.

Before Fame

He taught himself guitar by listening to Cape Verdean music on the radio.

Trivia

His sister was also a Cape Verdean music singer; they were both inducted into the Cape Verdean Museum Hall of Fame.

Family Life

His five sons performed as the Tavares Brothers and won a Grammy Award.

Associated With

The jazz musician Horace Silver also came from a Cape Verdean family.