"Sara Tavares is truly an international talent. But the 26-year-old Portuguese-born singer, whose parents are from Cape Verde, seems most at home behind her guitar, making music.
"It's a whole inner process of dealing with my issues, and I think the music is medicine and a cathartic process for me," she says. "So that's why I do it -- for me most of all."
Even if Tavares writes for herself first, she says that, in a way, she also represents a nation. Her roots are in Cape Verde -- a cluster of small volcanic islands west of the African mainland."
Sara's album has been in heavy rotation in my iPod all summer. Glad to hear her get exposure to a broader audience!