Watching a Mayra Andrade concert is always the right thing to do. This affectionate relation between Portugal and the Cape Verdean singer is not new, but it appears to be stronger than ever. This may be due to the fact that Mayra has moved from Paris to Lisbon for a couple of years now. Additionally, in her new album “Manga” she chose to sing in Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole, putting aside the French and English of previous albums.
Her new sound that combines afrobeat, urban music and traditional Cape Verdean rhythms, has never felt so contemporary while still being connected to its roots. Mayra is accompanied by 4 extraordinary musicians in her concerts, and her new music results in a full, confident and happy performance. Celebration truly happens when she’s on stage, influencing the audience that is truly engaged from beginning to end, given the well-thought dynamics represented by the hot, irresistible rhythms and Mayra’s seductive voice.