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Musician Spotlight

Madalena Palmeirim

Madalena Palmeirim


Born in Lisbon, Madalena Palmeirim is a versatile singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, musician, and sound designer. Her musical journey began with the piano, but her innate curiosity and passion for exploration led her to become a self-taught musician of various instruments. Her solo work reflects a rich tapestry of influences gathered from her experiences between Portugal and Cape Verde. In 2015, Madalena released her first EP "Mondays," followed by her debut album "Right as Rain" in 2019. Building upon her success, she recently put out her second album, "Morna Mansa," in 2024. Each of her releases showcases her ability to seamlessly blend genres and languages, creating a captivating and immersive musical experience for her listeners.

Her song “Morna Mansa” expresses longing for the past and anticipation for the future, all within the serene atmosphere of morna, a traditional Cape Verdean musical style known for its melancholic yet comforting melodies. Overall, it's a poetic reflection on love, memory, and the passage of time: “In this gentle morna / You have clouds / I have salt / You have rocks / I have sea / Our hearts sway / To this gentle morna.”


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