Hora de bai,

Hora de dor,

Ja’n q’ré

Pa el ca manchê!

De cada bez

Que ’n ta lembrâ,

Ma’n q’ré

Ficâ ’n morrê!

Morna de despedida by Eugénio Tavares


From the 1940’s through to the present days, many people from the Cape Verde Islands, have responded to an overwelming call to leave their beloved Islands. Initially, from their home islands, to São Vicent (CV) and abroad, São Tomé, Europe and the USA, in search of a better life.

Many found the better life, many more, generations later, still search for it. This story belongs those people.

(work in progress)