In March 2020, the young singer and songwriter Joana Almeida opened new “umbrellas” with the percussionist Sjahin During, Maripepa Contreras on oboe/duduk, Pedro Ivo Ferreira – on
double bass, to establish Cacha Mundinho in searching the landscapes of the rich Lusophone music cultures, intertwining the sounds of the Lusophony world towards a new horizon.
“Cacha” derives from Cape Verdean creole and is a corruption of “catch”, “Mundinho” comes from “mundo” and means “small world”.
Cacha Mundinho “catch a small world” breathes new life into practically forgotten musical routes. From songs that exude an Iberian ambiance and Portuguese troubadour tradition
Cacha Mundinho travels via North Africa, the Middle East to India and Brazil. The old, historical stories it tells and trails it follows as well as the musical encounters it has along the way are
vividly portrayed through the music of Joana Almeida.
Joana Almeida (Portugal) – vocals & guitar
Maripepa Contreras (Spain) – oboe & duduk
Pedro Ivo Ferreira (Brazil) – double bass
Sjahin During (Turkey/Netherlands) – percussion
Elements from Portugal, Middle East, Africa, Brazil and Indian music are combined in original songs with the improvisatory agility of top-notch jazz.
To honor her journey, Joana bestowed upon the debut album of Cacha Mundinho the title of the song that vividly depicts the charming village where it all began.