HIFA 1-6 May

Mario Laghina & Tcheka

Music • Tickets: $10.00

Tcheka is a key figure at the cutting edge of Cape Verdean music.  Born in a remote spot on the island of Santiago, he has created an unique and exquisite style that is a testament to the global influences he has embraced.  His music flows naturally yet resists any easy categorization as it references multiple genres from Cape Verde, African jazz, folk, blues and rock.  His much-anticipated fifth album, released in 2017, consists of solo pieces that illustrate his abilities as a songwriter and highlight his inimitable style on guitar and unmistakable voice.


Mário Laginha is one of Portugal’s most acclaimed and creative contemporary jazz pianists and composers. With a career spanning more than two decades, he is mostly recognized for his recurrent collaborations with fellow Portuguese jazz singer Maria João, with whom he recorded over a dozen albums and toured Europe and Africa several times. Other famed collaborations include four-handed piano sessions with Bernardo Sassetti and Pedro Burmester.  His first solo record (Canções e Fugas), inspired by Bach, went on sale on March 2006.


Tcheka & Mário have formed a beautiful musical partnership based on a deep friendship and respect for each other's music.  In this project they embrace various genres and influences to present a brilliant repertoire of original compositions with strong rhythmic guitar, sublime piano melodies and ethereal vocals that habitually leave audiences clamouring for more.



Mario Laghina:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mario.laginha.3


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tchekamusic/




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