Cape Verde's Seasonal Music Festivals: Get Lost in the Rhythms of the Islands

Cape Verde

Enjoy the lively music festivals of Cape Verde's current season

1. Santa Maria Beats

Head to the picturesque town of Santa Maria on Sal Island to immerse yourself in the beats and melodies of Santa Maria Beats. This festival showcases a mix of local and international talents across various music genres, from Afrobeat to reggae. Don't miss out on the electrifying atmosphere and book your stay near the festival grounds.


2. Boa Vista Latin Music Festival

Get ready to salsa, merengue, and bachata at the Boa Vista Latin Music Festival. This festival on Boa Vista Island brings together talented Latin musicians who will make you move your hips to the infectious Latin beats. Book your stay in advance to ensure you don't miss out on this incredible celebration of Latin music.


3. Fogo Flamenco Festival

Experience the passion and intensity of flamenco music at the Fogo Flamenco Festival on Fogo Island. This festival showcases the artistry of flamenco dancers, singers, and guitarists in the stunning backdrop of Fogo's volcanic landscapes. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable fusion of Spanish and Cape Verdean culture.


4. Boavista Traditional Music Festival

Celebrate the traditional music of Boa Vista Island at the Boavista Traditional Music Festival. This event showcases local musicians playing traditional instruments and singing melodic tunes that tell stories of the island's rich history and vibrant culture. Book your stay and get immersed in the enchanting sounds of Boavista.


5. Tarrafal Blues Festival

Escape to the tranquil town of Tarrafal on Santiago Island for the Tarrafal Blues Festival. This festival celebrates the soulful sounds of blues music with performances by talented local and international artists. Book your accommodation near Tarrafal's beautiful beaches and let the bluesy tunes soothe your soul.


6. São Vicente Carnival

Join the exhilarating São Vicente Carnival, known as one of Cape Verde's biggest and most extravagant carnivals. This colorful event features dazzling parade floats, lively music, and vibrant costumes that will leave you in awe. Book your visit in February and be part of this unforgettable carnival experience.


7. Sal Rei Music Festival

Indulge in a weekend of diverse music genres at the Sal Rei Music Festival on Boa Vista Island. This festival brings together talents from Cape Verde and beyond, offering a mix of traditional rhythms, jazz, and contemporary sounds. Book your festival ticket and enjoy the harmony of music by the sea.