Belinda Lima

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Belinda Lima Francis, on album cover simply Belinda, is a Cape Verdean-American singer based in Mindelo.

Belinda Lima Spencer was born in the United States of parents from São Vicente, and grew up in America, including winning Miss Black Rhode Island, then returned to Cabo Verde.[1] In 2007 Belinda Lima was invited by the Cape Verde Embassy in Angola to perform in Luanda, as part of Cape Verde-Angola cultural celebrations.[2] In 2010 she started a musical apprenticeship program in Mindelo which has been featured several times on Radiotelevisão Caboverdiana.[3]

Discography[edit]

In 2004 she released an album of Portuguese-language songs Realidade D'Amor - Music of Cabo Verde. The tracklist includes: Realidade D’amor – Promessa E Conversa – Mudjer Na Sala – I Love You Anyway – This Time – Irmãos – Bida Triste – Melodia – Voz Di Coraçao.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Semana, Cabo Verde newspaper Artista da Semana - “Quero seguir a minha carreira artística sem abandonar Deus” 2006 interview (Portuguese)
  2. ^ ANGOP - Agência Angola Press "Luanda, 06/07 - A cantora cabo-verdiana Belinda Lima, que se encontra em Luanda a convite da "Casa70" e da embaixada de Cabo Verde em Angola, considerou o seu último trabalho discográfico como de ascensão e de afirmação no mercado musical internaciona"
  3. ^ http://www.rtc.cv Apr 22, 2011 Reportagem especial: projecto de aprendizagem musical da cantora Belinda Lima em Mindelo
  4. ^ Lusomundo Institute