A captivating solo performance, brimming with distinctive sounds of Cape Verde and other global music influences.
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Tcheka brings his distinctive Cape Verde-influenced sounds to Singapore audiences for the first time in a one-man showcase of deeply soulful vocals accompanied by an inimitable form and mastery on guitar like you have never heard it played.
Tcheka grew up performing traditional Cape Verdean songs with his family, and these references to multiple genres batuku, funaná, finason, tabanka, morna and coladera are evident in his compositions. But the influences do not stop there. Tchekas music is also a busy intersection of Brazilian and African pop, traditional forms, folk, jazz, blues, rock, literature, anthropology and film.
Tcheka has created a unique and exquisite style that is a testament to the global influences he has embraced in his hard-to-define music. His essence is impossible to grasp, let alone pin down. This is a performance that is never just Cape Verdean, never just music, but is always captivating.
Photo courtesy of Sara Matos