Manuel de Novas

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Manuel d' Novas (February 24, 1938 — September 28, 2009) was a Cape Verdean poet and composer.

Born Manuel Jesus Lopes on the island of Santo Antão, he became one of the most important poets and composers of Cape Verde. His music is known all over the world, through performers like Cesária Évora. He lived in Mindelo on the island of São Vicente. Manuel died on September 28, 2009, from a stroke,[1] after staying at the hospital for about a week.[2]

Some famous poems in crioulo[edit]

  • Apocalipse
  • Nôs raça, D. Ana, Cumpade Cizóne, Ess Pais
  • Tudo tem se limite, Cumpade Ciznone
  • Morna Morna: Stranger ê um Ilusão:
  • Morna-Coladeira: Psú nhondenga, Cmé catchorr, Morte d'um Tchuc

Literature[edit]

  • César Augusto Monteiro: Manel d'Novas: Musica, Vida, Caboverdianidade (2003)

External links[edit]

Poems[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ S. Vicente: Compositor Manuel d’ Novas faleceu esta madrugada - Inforpress/Sapo.cv (Portuguese)
  2. ^ Visao News - São Vicente: Músico Manuel d´Novas sofre mal-estar e é hospitalizado (Portuguese)