"Cape Verdean classic from a returning legend (...) Teté´s stunning voice makes it hard not to fall in love with this album. This is a classic that we didn´t know we were missing.” **** Top of The World Review in Songlines (July/August2018)
“Cesaria Évora Logical Sucessor” in Australian Newspaper (Sept 2018)
“Sublime Return fullfilled with Beauty” in JL (March 2018)
“ Mindel de Mãe Auta, written by Tete, is a superior work, sang in a rare voice. (…) Tété is the voice of Morna, clean of any pompous vocalization (…) and there´s a sudden urge to dance” in Expresso newspaper. April 2017
“Tete Alhinho is one of the voices from Cape Vert that no one ever forgets. “Mornas ao Piano” is a great album” in Publico newspaper. April 2017
“Mornas Ao Piano” (“Mornas on the Piano”) is the new album by Tete Alhinho, the voice that conquered the world in 2004 with “Voz”, voted one of the best albums of the year by Songlines magazine.
“Mindel de Mae Auta”, the new single, received the prize for “Best Morna” by the Cabo Verde Music Awards (CVMA). The ceremony took place in cidade de Praia in Santiago, Cabo Verde last year.
Tete performed for the very first time in Macao, China this year in a sold out house of the historical venue Teatro Dom Pedro V.
When Simentera took over the world in the early nineties, one voice stood out: Teté Alhinho. “Tete´s smoky, emotion-drenched delivery was a vital part of the groups unique sound“ wrote J. Poet, at Global Rhythm (USA). Her singing and her compositions are remarkably soothing. Nobody that has ever listened to Teté performing live can ever go back to their routine with ease.
Teté sings about melancholy without being sad. “You compose better about love when you are melancholic than when you are happy. When you´re happy, you are so full of love you have no space for anything else. When you are happy in love, you share this sentiment only with your beloved. But when you are sad, you need to share it with others, so you compose to translate what you feel. But the other side of this is hope, believing in better days to come”. It is with this simplicity that Tete conquers the hearts of her audience. With a velvet voice made out of threads from Cabo Verde, Cuba, Mexico or even Portugal, where her father was born. The natural fiber of pure magic. The miracle of inspiring all of those who will never forget her singing.
“I was born in Mindelo, a small, poor seaside town, on the island of Saint Vincent, with the sound of the sea all around me. Mindelo is the most culturally diverse town in Cape Verde. Because of its bay, it is a popular port and draws a lot of people from other countries. The population is very open-minded and they have a very sensual and unique musical sensibility. Growing up there, I inherited this rhythm and feeling of the sea. The sound of the sea gives me this enormous sense of freedom that I express in my music”. Teté Alhinho.