Matapa world music series presents…Carmen Souza!

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Lisbon-born, Cape Verdean songstress Carmen Souza is set to mesmerize Hamiltonians with her unique voice on Saturday, April 5 at the Molson Canadian Studio.

Carmen Souza has it all: excellent repertoire, a mesmerizing, expressive and versatile voice that glides effortlessly through a huge range of registers and a spellbinding, charismatic stage presence. Whether she is singing the plaintive morna (the Cape Verdean variation of the blues) or an exuberant batuco, Souza is always convincing, owing to her swingy jazz sense of timing and her virtuoso voice full of nuances from the highest to the lowest notes she sings. Singing in her ancestors’ Creole language and mixing traditional African and Cape Verde rhythms with contemporary jazz influences, she creates a unique sound all of her own.

Carmen Souza (Photo supplied by Matapa Music and Arts Organization)

Carmen Souza (Photo supplied by Matapa Music and Arts Organization)

The event is organized by Matapa Music and Arts organization. Led by Executive & Artistic Director, Filimone Mabjaia, the organization is working to celebrate cultural diversity through the presentation of world music and arts, festivals and education, while establishing Hamilton and Burlington as vibrant cultural cities that promote the best in music and arts from around the world.

Event Info:

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 8pm @ Molson Canadian Studio @ Hamilton Place
Tickets Info: Matapa members $20 / Students/Seniors $25 / advanced $30 / at the door $35
Email: or call 905 777 8490
Concert start: 8pm and doors open 7pm.

Carmen Souza dinner & concert package @ Ventura’s Restaurant
178 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2L1.
Cost: $50, dinner + concert ticket for Carmen Souza at Molson Canadian Studio.
Dinner between 5pm to 7:30pm.

*Some content and images culled from Matapa Music and Arts Organization

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