Antoninho Travadinha

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Antonio Travadinha (born Antonio Vincente Lopes) was a master of the old-time music of the Cape Verde Islands. Accompanying himself on violin, viola, cavaquinho, and guitar, and joined by additional guitarists…
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Antonio Travadinha (born Antonio Vincente Lopes) was a master of the old-time music of the Cape Verde Islands. Accompanying himself on violin, viola, cavaquinho, and guitar, and joined by additional guitarists and percussionists, Travadinha gave voice to the traditional momas (poetic songs of lost love and separation.) An extremely sparse player, Travadinha was praised by Stacy Phillips for "embellishing (his music) with spasms of a wide range of dynamics and a distinctly non-Western art-music vibrato."