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Tulipa Negra (Cape Verde) - Tulipa Negra (Retro African Merengue!!!)

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Early 80's Cape Verdean Merengue! You might think that the merengue-flavored "Tulipa Negra," by the Lisbon-based Cape Verdean band of the same name, arrived in Cape Verde from the Caribbean. But its pathway is more complicated than that. It came to the islands from Angola, where the merengue seems to have taken hold more strongly than anywhere else in Africa. Tulipa Negra's style comes partly from Angolan guitar bands of the early '70s, when merengue influences were very strong. Chorus: Tony, Sèrgio-B, Djoy, Sèrgio S Solo Guitar: Sèrgio-S Rhythm Guitar: Zèzè Bass: Sèrgio-B Drums/Percussion: Rui