The Ilo Ferreira Special on Time After Island Time
Photograph courtesy of James Kenney.
On this episode we welcome Ilo Ferreira, a singer-songwriter of immense talent. Ilo Ferreira is from a group of islands off of the coast of West Africa that form the nation of Cape Verde. Cape Verde has a strong Portuguese influence and a vibrant music scene. It was in 2006 when singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffettand friends were in Cape Verde hoping to meet the legendary singer of Morna, Cesaria Evora. Joining him on this adventure was Chris Blackwell of Island Records who made Bob Marley world famous, Tom Freston of MTV renown and author and entertainment executive Bill Flanagan.
One night at a Cape Verde restaurant, Ilo Ferreira got onto the small stage to sing and play his guitar. Jimmy Buffett and his friends became enamored with the young singer, not just by his voice and performance, but also by his original songs. On September 8, 2007 Jimmy Buffett welcomed Ilo Ferreira to perform as special guest of Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The thousands in attendance responded immediately to Ilo Ferreira. In January of 2008 he began recording songs produced by Tony Brown and Coral Reefer Mac McAnally.
Now Ilo Ferreira is performing in the United States and he joins us to talk about his life and his debut EP entitled "Ilo" available on Mailboat Records. This interview was recorded on June 26, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts the city where Ilo was first heard by an American audience. Listen in from anywhere in the world online for the first time ever to hear Ilo Ferreira's incredible story and hear first hand his collection of songs which proves great music transcends languages, nationalities and age. At long last, Ilo speaks!
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Tuesday - 8:00 PM - August 4, 2009
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