Tito Paris ends summer outdoor concerts at CCB

Summer: The Best of Possible Worlds

Tito Paris, one of the greatest ambassadors of contemporary music in Cape Verde, ended the cycle of summer concerts outdoors at the CCB, and it could not have been better, with the CCB square sold out, and the public standing outside listening, one night memorable of good music and joy.

Living in Lisbon since the age of 19, he soon started to accompany Bana, Dany Silva, Paulino Vieira, Paulo de Carvalho, Celina Pereira and Vitorino Salomé, As a composer, he started to write for renowned names like Bana and Cesária Évora.

In 1987, he released and produced his first album, “Fidjo Maguado” In 1996, with the album “Graça de Tchega”, he held several international and national concerts, but with “Guilhermina” in 2002 his music became a landmark in the Portuguese-speaking world.

His music, synonymous with the cultural bridges between the Portuguese-speaking world, the semba and the coladeira and his hoarse voice reaches the four corners of the world, delighted national and international audiences.

In 2012, in celebration of his 30 years of career, he held a great concert in Rotterdam, with the Metropolitan Orchestra of the Netherlands, launched a photobiography and documentary, in Portugal he held a Coliseu dos Recreios de Lisboa and received the medal of the city of Lisbon.

In 2017 he was awarded the degree of Commander of the Order of Merit in Portugal by the President of the Republic of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa who was also present at the CCB concert. 2017 launches its most recent album “Mim ê Bô” with the participation of Bana, Boss AC and the Brazilian musician Zeca Baleiro.

Tito Paris, reaching his 40th career, presented at the CCB themes from his latest album, but also established themes, which throughout these 38 years of career have taken him across the world, successes that are a heritage of Portuguese-speaking music, where “Cidade Velha” or the homage to Paulinho Vieira was missing.

Accompanied on stage by excellent musicians, Moisés on the keys, Stefano on the cavaquinho, Mir Paris on the drums, Débora Paris on the voice, Tói Paris on the bass, Jair on the percussion, Tomás Pimentel on the saxophone.

Débora Paris, grandnice of Tito Paris, sang “Beijo de Saudade”, she participated in Got Talent Portugal, daughter of the musician, Zé Paris, former bassist of the Cesária Évora band. Juca was also invited and Cremilda Medina was present.

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