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Culture Of Cape Verde

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The social and cultural trends of Cape Verde are comparable to those of rural Portugal. Football (Futebol) games and church activities are both common forms of social contact and enjoyment. In Cape Verde communities, the customary stroll around the praça (town square) to greet acquaintances is still practiced on a daily basis.


Television is accessible on two channels in places with power (Cape Verdean and Portuguese).


“African, Portuguese, and Brazilian influences” may be found in Cape Verdean music. The morna, a sad and poetic song style usually performed in Cape Verdean Creole, is the country’s unmistakable national music. After morna, the most popular music genre is coladeira, followed by funaná and batuque music. Ildo Lobo and Cesária Évora are two of the most well-known Cape Verdean singers in the world, and their songs have become emblematic of the nation and its culture.

There are other well-known musicians that were born to Cape Verdean parents and have succeeded in the worldwide music industry. Jazz pianist Horace Silver, Duke Ellington’s saxophonist Paul Gonsalves, Teófilo Chantre, Paul Pena, the Tavares brothers, and vocalist Lura are among those featured.


The gentle dance morna, the intense sensuality of coladeira, the Cape Verdean variant of the Guadeloupean zouk called Cabo love, the Funaná (a sensual mixed Portuguese and African dance), and the Batuque dance are all examples of dance styles.


The literature of Cape Verde is among the richest in Lusophone Africa. Famous poets and writers include Baltasar Lopes da Silva, António Aurélio Gonçalves, Manuel Lopes, Orlanda Amarlis, Henrique Teixeira de Sousa, Arménio Vieira, Kaubverdianu Dambará, Dr. Azágua, and Germano Almeida.


The Cape Verdean diet is mostly composed of seafood and basic foods such as maize and rice. Potatoes, onions, tomatoes, manioc, cabbage, kale, and dry beans are available most of the year. Fruits like bananas and papayas are accessible all year, while mangoes and avocados are seasonal.

Cachupa, a slow-cooked stew of maize (hominy), beans, and fish or meat, is a popular meal in Cape Verde. The pastel, a pastry shell filled with fish or meat that is subsequently fried, is a popular appetizer.

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