The sound of Sara Tavares' "Contemporary African Popmusic" is gentle, full of emotion, elegant and very rhythmic. As "Portugal's Whitney Houston", the Portuguese-Capverdean singer had already reached stardom at the age of 16. She won the most important national Songcontest and qualified for the Eurovision Songcontest. After maturing musically troughout several excellent records and growing up personally, Sara presented her charismatic new record "Balance", produced by Lokua Kanza recently on several renowned European festivals (Dunya/Rotterdam, Selam/Stockholm, Stimmen/Loerrach etc.). It is an album that reveals her impressive balance between quiet emotion and Portuguese temperament. It gained enthusiastic critics and reached Gold in Portugal. In 2009 she toured with her new Album "Xinti" in Germany and enchanted her audience.