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Teofilo Chantre

Cape Verdean guitarist, songwriter, and singer Teofilo Chantre was introduced to world music audiences via his compositions, many of which were popularized by the great Césaria Évora. Later in his career Chantre used that momentum and recognition to launch his career as a performer. Teofilo Chantre was born in 1964 on the island of Sao Nicolau, later moving to São Vicente. He was surrounded by music and arts early on, brought up by a father who was a renowned lyricist in Cape Verde's bustling arts hub of Mindelo. In his early teens Teofilo relocated to France, where he began to experiment with guitar and composition. Only a few short years later the budding artist took an interest in the music of his homeland. As Chantre grew as a writer he garnered the attention of professionals in the Portuguese music community, such as producer Jose DaSilva.

In 1991 DaSilva included a number of Chantre's compositions on Césaria Évora's record Miss Perfumado, which went on to be a smash success. A lasting relationship between Chantre and Évora developed, resulting in widespread popularity for the previously unknown songwriter. It was not long before Chantre had the clout necessary to release high-quality solo recordings, the first of which was Terra & Cretcheu (1993). On his debut record listeners were treated to not only standard Cape Verdean fare, but a rich mixture of elements, including Brazilian, Caribbean, Spanish, and jazz-influenced musics. Having spent a number of years living in Paris, Chantre had been exposed to a world of ideas that he now integrated with his native Afro-Portuguese musical heritage. His sophomore effort was entitled Di Alma (1997), followed three years later by Rodatempo (2000). Following a live record in 2002, Chantre's 2007 recording, Azulando, enjoyed a lasting presence on world music charts throughout Europe and the States. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Mestissage

1. Tu Verrais

2. Tout En Ce Monde

3. Alem Disso

4. Gongon

5. Oli'me Ma Bô (Feat. Bernard Lavilliers)

6. Entre-Temps

7. Un Monde Honorable

8. Lua Desencantada

9. Galans De Noche

10. Alma Morna

11. Pai Pa Fidje

12. Firmamentode Nos Sodade

13. Au Restau De L'exil

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Track List: Teofilo Chantre Live...

1. Tchoro Quemode

2. Tristalegria

3. Fala Pa Fala

4. Tonte Vontade

5. Nha Fê

6. Sina De Mamae Terra

7. Lisa Na Luar

8. Segredo e Morabeza

9. Viida Vazia

10. Nha Gloria

11. Roda Vida

12. Segredo Na Luar

13. Rosario

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Track List: Azulando

1. Bola Azul

2. Nada Mas Nada Menos

3. Des Bleuets Dans Les Blés

4. Mae Pa Fidje

5. Amor Dum

6. Canto Cabo Verde

7. Promessa

8. Segredo Na Luar

9. Hoje

10. Vadiamundo

11. Fonte Di Nha Sodade

12. Encanto di Cretcheu

13. Um Novo Amor

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Track List: Di Alma

1. Nha Vida é Ma Bô

2. Anulação

3. Nha Fê

4. Tonte Vontade

5. Lisa Na Luar

6. Relativamente

7. Nô Amá

8. Soltero e Solto

9. Ilusão di Fuga

10. Vazio

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Track List: Terra & Cretcheu

1. Sô Ma Bô

2. Povo Herói

3. Miragem D'amor

4. Caboverdeano Emigrante

5. Segredo E Morabeza

6. Romance Na Rebera

7. Pais Di Mel

8. Condição Humana

9. Isis Criola

10. Dona Morna

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why can't I have more of Teofilo Chantre ? He has albums of his own.( Cape Verde )
why can't I have the latin album of Trini Lopez ? ( chamaca, etc )
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