Kavita Shah
Kavita Shah
Kavita & Bau
  • country:USA
  • region:New York City
  • style(s):Jazz, Cape Verde
  • label:not signed
  • type:Small Ensemble, Trio
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:vocal, percussion, guitar
  • artist posted by:Shah, Kavita

Line up

  • Bau (Guitars)
  • Kavita Shah (Voice)
  • Miroca Paris (Percussion)


“Cape Verdean Blues” is a carefully curated collection of traditional mornas and coladeiras—a love letter to Cesaria Evora’s breathtaking archipelago. Resonating with the music’s language of loss, acclaimed American jazz vocalist Kavita Shah, herself the daughter of immigrants, found solace in the songs’ universal story of diaspora. Her ethnographic research on the island of São Vicente and her collaboration with Evora’s longtime band members Bau and Miroca Paris enabled her to achieve a rare feat: creating a world music album that feels like a homecoming.