Santa Maria Festival (Santa Maria beach, Sal Island) —this musical event is held every Fall season at this popular beach town. Various Cape Verdean and international artists perform at this outdoor beachside concert. Musical genres highlighted there range from youth-oriented, fast-moving rhythms like Kizomba and kuduro, to fado and even reggae.
Clube Nautico (Av. Marginal, Mindelo, São Vicente) – this is an open-air bar by Mindelo’s marina. It has a popular following with tourists passing through Mindelo.
Café Lisboa (Rua de Libertad d’Africa, Mindelo, São Vicente) – housed within the same building as Nella’s restaurant, this is a regular hangout for musicians, intellectuals and politicians alike. A great place to order caipirinhas and grog (the local rum), and to soak in the local guitar-driven music, including the melancholy signature sounds of Morna […]
Armazem (near Rua de Lisboa, Mindelo, São Vicente) – located towards the center of Mindelo, this nightspot is for young locals who dance to Hip Hop, Kuduro, French Caribbean “Zouk” and Kizomba music.