The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2009

Concert : "An Evening of Cape Verdean Music with Lutchinha"

Dates: July 15, 2009 - 8 PM
Location: CVPA, Recital Hall (parking lot 9)

LutchinhaMaria Leite, or Lutchinha, was born on the island of São Vicente in the Cape Verde archipelago. She has sung in "Noites Caboverdianas" in São Vicente, and participated in "Festival de Vozes Femeninas" in Praia, with Cesária Évora, Zenaida Chantre, Titina and other major artists. In 1988 she represented Cape Verde in the International Students Festival in the Soviet Union and has performed in Portugal. Lutchinha has recorded with many Cape Verdean artists, including Ramiro Mendes, Calu Bana, Ze Rui, and Jaqueline Fortes. She released her first solo CD, "Castanhinha," in 2004 and is currently working on a new CD.

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