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Tito Paris


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Living in Lisbon, Tito Paris has been an active participant in the emergence of Cape Verde music. A fine guitarist, songwriter and singer with a sunny swing, he carries the joyful or melancholy of Cape Verde music everywhere.

When Cesária Évora recorded her first album, Tito Paris was there. He wrote a song for her (‘Regresso’), conceived arrangements and played numerous instruments. This was a step, a memorable moment, but not the beginning. His history and involvement in music go back way before that-in fact, to the very day of his birth (30th May 1963) in Mindelo, the principal city on the island of São Vicente. When you’re born into a family where everyone is somewhat musical, it’s hard to escape music.

Not having any more resistance than the next guy, Tito Paris also succumbed. He had music in his heart as much as in his soul. If he strolls down memory lane, he remembers his escapades in bars, unbeknownst to his mother, taking advantage of his father’s absences. Tito was always dragging around his guitar on which his sister had taught him a first chord.

He played with his brothers and cousin Bau, already quite skilful on the and who would also become famous later on. He profited from the advice, know-how and acquaintances of the clarinettist Luis Morais and the pianist Chico Serra. After the night clubs, cafés and cabarets of Mindelo, Tito Paris was going to be born a second time.

At the age of 19, he left for Lisbon, summoned by Bana, a great Cape Verdean singer who had settled there and who brought him to Portugal to play in his group, Voz de Cabo Verde. From that moment on, with his head full of dreams, Tito Paris began his great adventure.


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  • rtvp hello, Tito! Add this video to your gallery on lastfm :)

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • bclarky12

    This man is the complete package, he makes excellent music

    8 Nov 2011 Reply
  • asumini

    Fantastycznie chropawy głos i muzyka, która płynie prosto z serca

    6 Nov 2009 Reply
  • asumini

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    31 Jul 2009 Reply
  • CrCosta

    Gostei muito de o ver em palco com a Mariza! Fantástico!

    4 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Corrientesmusic

    Beautiful music :) -ev

    18 Jul 2008 Reply
  • evoROD

    One of the best artist from the Islands that i've heard thanks to putumayo records, his music makes you feel in a real paradise.

    5 Aug 2007 Reply
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