23 Apr Miroca Paris
Cape Verdean musician Miroca Paris chose his birthday as the date to release his debut single. ‘Mund Love’ comes with a video clip and will be available on 13 December. Despite being internationally known for having been part of the Cesária Évora band for several years, there’s no lack of other renowned artists with whom Miroca Paris has already shared the stage: Angélique Kidjo, Aline Frazão, Bana, Bonga, Boy Gê Mendes, Camané, Celina Pereira, Cuca Roseta, Nancy Vieira, Sara Tavares, Teófilo Chantre, Tito Paris, and others. But the time has come for him to take front of stage and write another important page in his career, not only as an instrumentalist but also as a vocalist. ‘Mund Amor’, the song chosen to inaugurate this new phase is “a hymn to love between human beings” and, in the words of the artist, “speaks of a love that can save the world”. The debut album also has a name. It will be called D’Alma and is being prepared with the greatest care. “We are in the process of mastering and will be ready soon.”
Brief Biography: Born in São Vicente, Miroca comes from a family of musicians, the Paris family. He started on drums at the age of 7, and at 13 began to sing, and to play guitar and percussion. His interest in music led him to found his first band in 1994 in which he sang and played drums. A year later, he was invited to play with “A Batucada”, a percussion ensemble from São Vicente. 1998 marked a milestone in his life, a starting point for new challenges, with a trip to Portugal, where he began to play in bars as drummer and percussionist and to perform with artists from all over the world, living in Lisbon, including his uncle Tito Paris. In 1999 he was invited to be part of Sara Tavares’ band and the following year he received an invitation to join Cesária Évora’s band in France, where he stayed for 11 years and where in concert after concert he did the sound for the diva’s mike, a factor that encouraged him to revive his vocation as a singer.