Tito Paris, Cape Verde’s beloved son, is born into a family dedicated to music. He learned the first chords on guitar with his sister, played with his brothers and cousin Bau, who would also become famous and was influenced by musicians such as clarinetist Luís Morais and pianist Chico Serra. At the age of 19, he heads to Lisbon, at the invitation of Bana to join his band “A Voz de Cabo Verde”.
In Lisbon, Tito Paris soon began to conquer his place in the flourishing scene of the portuguese capital, following Bana, Dany Silva, Paulino Vieira, Paulo de Carvalho, Celina Pereira and Vitorino. As a composer, he began writing for various artists such as Bana and Cesária Évora and that’s when he began to pursue a career in his own name. Tito Paris, little by little, becomes one of the greatest ambassadors of Cape Verdean music in Portugal.
In 1987, he released and produced his first album, “Fidjo Maguado”, a work that highlights mainly his virtuosity on guitar and later, in 1994, he recorded the album “Dança Ma Mi Criola”, by MB Records in Boston, USA. In 1996 “Graça de Tchega”, his third album of originals, took him to perform all over the world and to promote his music and that of Cape Verde.
In 2002, he returns to the studio and releases “Guilhermina”, his music becomes synonymous with the cultural bridges between the Portuguese-speaking world, semba and coladeira join his unique hoarse voice that now reaches all four corners of the world.
In 2012, his 30-year career was celebrated, with a great concert in Rotterdam, with the Metropolitan Orchestra of Holland, with the release of a photobiography accompanied by a documentary, with a sold out concert at the Coliseu dos Recreios de Lisboa and also the award of the medal of the city of Lisbon.
In 2017, Tito Paris is one of Cape Verde’s greatest cultural landmarks, the bridges he has created between portuguese-speaking countries led him to receive the award of Commander of the Order of Merit by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The year is also marked by the musician’s return to recordings, with the release of the album “Mim ê Bô” which features a special guest appearance by the late king of morna Bana, with Boss AC and Brazilian musician Zeca Baleiro. The year ends with the live presentation of the long-awaited album “Mim ê Bô” at Coliseu de Lisboa, completely sold out.
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