MAYRA ANDRADE / “Mayra Andrade Mixtape”

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3 Responses to “MAYRA ANDRADE / “Mayra Andrade Mixtape””

tayari Says:
January 19th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Let me make a humble attempt at why Cuba, Cape Verde, and (I would add) New Orleans “produce so many talented musicians.” It’s the African essence pulling in all that is appealing in a dynamic mix of all kinds of musics from a plethora of cultures. Thank you, Kalamu, for continually gifting us with your musical knowledge and passion.

taro nombei Says:
January 22nd, 2011 at 12:21 pm

yes thanks indeed for this — and all the posts!

Timiko Says:
January 21st, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Excellent, EXCELLENT article!

I’ve been a fan of Mayra’s for only a few months. But after accidentally discovering her song “Navega” on YouTube, I’m definitely hooked. I never could quite put into words why I love her music so much. After all, it does completely go against my familiar African-American gospel-hip hop-R&B/Pop upbringing. All I could gather was her sound is richly delicious like grandma’s homemade chocolate cake and my senses were in constant demand for more.

However, with your brief explanation of the culture and your romantic comparisons of her sound to an unexpected kiss, an arousing touch, and sweet whispers in the ear I at least know I’m not alone… or crazy. (haha)

The tenderness of her music boldly commands the full attention of my time, my emotions, and my money. And like a lovesick listener, I freely and HAPPILY give.

Thank you for posting.

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