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Lura, born Maria de Lurdes Pina Assunção (born 1975 in Lisbon, Portugal) is a singer and musician. Born in Portugal to Cape-Verdian parents, she considers herself as a Cape-Verdian. Her compositions are based on traditional Cape-Verdian music as for example the Morna, Funaná and Batuque, and influenced by African and contemporary Western music.

Lura was born in Portugal to Cape-Verdean parents in 1975. Her father came from Santiago and her mother from São Nicolau. Initially she wanted to become a dancer or a swimming instructor. She became a singer at the age of seventeen when Juka, an artist from São Tomé and Príncipe, asked her to sing a duet with him for a music album. The album became a success, and subsequently she participated in productions by artists such as Bonga, Tito Paris, Paulo Flores and Paulinho Vieira.

In 1996 she recorded her first album Nha Vida with her own compositions. In 1997 she participated in the AIDS awareness project Red Hot + Lisbon among famous artists such as Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Djavan, Bonga and Teresa Salgueiro. Further album productions and concerts all over Europe followed. In 2007 she sang her song Morna in the film Fados by Spanish film director Carlos Saura.


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  • i_luv_musik


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  • mylesjeffearl

    great music with meaning

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Daniel_Lira

    Incrível. Apesar de ser falante de nativo de português tenho minhas dificuldades de entender as letras, mas que voz linda é essa? Vontade até de conhecer Cabo Verde por essa música maravilhosa, esse português fantástico e essa beleza toda!

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • cauim


    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • nuneras

    Maravilhosa <3

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • durbanizable

    gracias antonio ahora tb forma parte de mi coleccion

    31 Dec 2011 Reply
  • bazyli_R

    Amazing voice <3<3

    16 Feb 2011 Reply
  • LanFill


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  • agiraster

    cafe del mar

    20 Jun 2010 Reply
  • luannebatista

    suave e graciosa para se expressar.

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
  • djmasky

    Nega lindaaa

    4 Sep 2009 Reply
  • innocentgreed


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  • DzikieWino

    WŁAŚNIE GRA!!! :) Bardzo ładna muzyczka, dopisuję więc do swojej biblioteki :)

    29 May 2009 Reply
  • norbassp

    Jestem ZACHWYCONY!!! Jak to w końcu jest z jej występem na Festiwalu w Bydgoszczy? Zagra, czy nie? Nie ma jej w ramówce na stronie festiwalu...

    28 May 2009 Reply
  • BagaMirtilo

    Lura uma artista muito bonita e muito simples. O mesmo digo do pianista que a acompanha Toy Vieira. Um abraço e boa sorte! Beta.

    7 May 2009 Reply
  • Laepo

    she has a new album :)

    24 Apr 2009 Reply
  • 1000GRAUZ

    Lura mi ta contenti e encantado cu bo, do teu Irmao Pinas de Angola

    11 Feb 2009 Reply
  • 2Serenity

    Her voice comforts me like a long lost friend. Sincere, full of emotion and I have no idea what she is saying but I can tell from her delivery she has a warm and loving spirit.

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
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