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World - Released October 27, 2017 | Sony Music Entertainment

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Pop/Rock - Released November 17, 1999 | RCA Records Label

On this, her major-label debut, Cape Verde singer Sara Tavares (who turned 21 the year the album was released) comes off as a talented young artist who hasn't quite decided what sort of artist she wants to be. Perhaps her handlers at RCA Records Portugal wanted to give a broad sense of her abilities, or to maximize her market potential. In doing so, they have presented several different performers in one. The basic Sara Tavares may be a pleasant vocalist gliding over fingerpicked acoustic guitar as she croons romantic words in Portuguese, but there are other artists here, starting with the one who sings the leadoff title track against a light dance beat. On "Querer Sonhar," she sounds sufficiently soulful to be an African Anita Baker. A teen pop artist bounces along to "Cabo Verde Na Coração." And on such English-language tracks as "I've Got a Song in My Heart" and "Breathe," Tavares sounds like she's been listening to Mariah Carey. The direction Tavares will take as an artist may depend on which, if any, of these songs become popular. Or maybe as she matures, she'll figure out for herself and go her own way. © William Ruhlmann /TiVo
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Africa - Released March 21, 2006 | Times Square Records

On her third album, singer Sara Tavares looks as much to her Cape Verde heritage as to her Portuguese upbringing, using her acoustic guitar and a variety of exotic percussion instruments to create a modified acoustic African pop sound over which she sings her melodic songs, which, if the English summaries are to be believed, concern themselves largely with optimistic, generalized expressions of love. Tavares has a jazzy vocal approach that at times recalls Rickie Lee Jones or Norah Jones, and her music has a light touch even when she speeds the tempo for a dance track such as "Poka Terra" (a duet with Melo D) or "Novidadi." She seems to be aiming at a hybrid approach that is neither strictly European nor African, and she largely succeeds, even if the music is more pleasant that substantive. © William Ruhlmann /TiVo
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World - Released September 15, 2017 | Sony Music Entertainment