Departmental Bulletin Paper A Social History and Concept Map Analysis on Sodade in Cabo Verdean Morna


37 ( 4 )  , pp.163 - 187 , 2016-12 , The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
The morna is a musical genre at the core of the cultural identity of Cabo Verde that expresses a typical sentiment of the islanders: sodade. Sodade has developed in a sociocultural context, where its actual significance seems to have evolved with the evolution of morna.The present research is a study of the lyrics of morna together with the daily life of Cabo Verdeans in order to examine how sodade in morna has become a representation of cultural identity. Emigration, emotions/feelings, objects or people yearned for, space/time, mind are the main elements of sodade that continues to mark a tradition in the cultural identity of the people of Cabo Verde

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