origin
Cabo Verde

line up
solo

booking territory
DE, AT, CH, DK, SE, NO, FI

availability 2017
summer festivals
end Oct/early Nov

upcoming CD
spring 2017

Tcheka

Tcheka, born in a small, remote spot on the island of Santiago, Cape Verde, has created an unique and exquisite style that is a testament to the global influences he has embraced.

His essence is impossible to grasp, let alone pin down – he is neither modernist, nor traditionalist, and his music resists any easy categorization or comparison. While referencing multiple genres from Cape Verde (batuku, funaná, finason, tabanka, morna and coladera), Tcheka’s music is also a busy intersection of Brazilian and African pop, traditional forms, folk, jazz, blues, rock, literature, anthropology and film. It is never just Cape Verdean, and it’s never just music, but it’s always captivating.

Tcheka’s much-anticipated fifth album due to be released in 2017 will consist of solo pieces that highlight his inimitable form and mastery on guitar and unmistakable vocals.

tourdates

2017/10/11 LUX-Luxembourg Philharmonie
2018/01/30 DE-Frankfurt/Main Neues Theater Höchst