Crooked Trails and the Royal Room present Cape Verdean artist Tcheka!
Where: The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
When Doors open 7 PM Thursday Feb 7
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at Door
Born Manuel Lopes Andrade, on the island of Santiago, Cape Verde, in 1973, Tcheka has created an unique and exquisite style that is a testament to the global influences he has embraced. His essence is impossible to grasp, let alone pin down – he is neither modernist, nor traditionalist, and his music resists any easy categorization or comparison. While referencing multiple genres from Cape Verde (batuku, funaná, finason, tabanka, morna and coladera), Tcheka’s music is also a busy intersection of Brazilian and African pop, traditional forms, folk, jazz, blues, rock, literature, anthropology and film. It is never just Cape Verdean, and it’s never just music, but it’s always captivating.
View Tcheka in Performance
(Suseong World Music Festival 2018, Korea)
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