Mayra Andrade

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Birthday
13, 1985
Birthplace
Havana, Cuba
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1985 (age 34)
Birthplace
Havana, Cuba

About

Known for her contemporary interpretations of the traditional morna songs of Cape Verde, this popular singer recorded several acclaimed albums, including Studio 105, Lovely Difficult, and Storia, Storia.

Before Fame

When she was just sixteen years old, she won a prominent French music writing contest. After releasing her debut album, Navega, in 2006, she earned a BBC Radio 3 World Music Newcomer Award.

Trivia

She learned to speak many languages, but sang primarily in the Cape Verdean Crioulo tongue.

Family Life

Born in Cuba to a Cape Verdean diplomat father, she she grew up in many places, including Cape Verde, Germany, Angola, and Senegal. In her late teens, she settled in France.

Associated With

Her singing style has been compared to that of fellow Cape Verdean morna vocalist Cesaria Evora.