Cabo Verde music: Nha morna, nha Terra

Nho Nani, a bruxo with the fiddle [Photo by Tó Gomes]

I’ve long thought the UN or the OECD ought to measure, as a development indicator, nations’ musical (and cultural) influence per capita. Cape Verde (and Jamaica) would surely top the rankings, while Norway and Germany (Modern Talking, anyone?) would be straggling toward the bottom. Continue reading