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Praia, the capital city of Cape Verde, is a vibrant hub of musical creativity and expression.

It proudly claims the title of birthplace for two iconic genres: the soulful morna, popularized by the legendary Cesária Évora, and the energetic dance tunes of funaná. Additionally, Praia embraces the rhythmic fusion of coladeira, showcasing its diverse musical heritage. Today, the city's music scene thrives with local bands and musicians performing in various venues, reflecting the city's commitment to preserving its cultural legacy. Recognized as a UNESCO Creative City of Music, Praia ensures that future generations will continue to be immersed in and celebrate the rich musical tapestry that defines this extraordinary city.


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