BELINDA IS THE ESSENCE OF SOUL Bringing Warm Tones with an Exciting, Spiritual Emotion. Hailing from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Belinda is no stranger to the music world. For two decades, she has dazzled audiences from all over with her deep, silky smooth voice. Currently, Cape Verdean music lovers are getting a soulful uplifting from Belinda with her album, 'Realidadi d'Amor' & now 'Um Momento'. It is an adventure into a new sound for this exotic diva. The music takes Belinda back to her roots, displaying her elegance for mornas - a Cape Verdean version of blues. She credits this God given talent to the gospel inspirations of singer Helen Baylor and groups like the Winans. Belinda also finds influence with artists like the Jacksons (namely Janet and Michael Jackson) and even the barefoot diva, Cesaria Evora, who has helped push Cape Verdean music into the spotlight with her Grammy nominated album, Cesaria. Aside from music, Belinda also finds time to add acting, dancing and modeling to her long list of talents. She has won several regional competitions in her career, such as Miss Photogenic Rhode Island and Miss Black Rhode Island. Belinda, however, is not just another pretty face. She can hold her own when it comes to performing with others in the music industry. She has opened shows for such well-known artists as R&B singer Brian McKnight, dance diva Robin S. and hip-hop group K-7. She has also done work with producers from Epic, Polygram and RCA recorders as well as Tiny Tavares of the disco, R&B group, Tavares and producers of Devante from JODECI. Her soulful voice attracts audiences by the thousands. Belinda has been showcased in several festivals and tours such as Disney's 50th Anniversary Tour, Baia Das Gatas, in Sao Vicente, Gamboa in Praia, and Festival di Santa Maria in Sal, Cape Verde Islands. All of the concerts were televised worldwide on RTP International Television. In the past, the government of Cape Verde has welcomed Belinda several times to perform for crowds of 50,000+ at their expense. She is considered a valued musical treasure. However, Cape Verde is not the only country to be graced with her beautiful talent. She has performed in such countries as Angola, Germany, Holland and several other European and African nations. Now, her goal is to take on the United States. Belinda is ready in mind, body and spirit to take on the world with her new trek into a more spiritual, more traditional route of Cape Verdean music. As Belinda says, 'I want to represent the culture and make it widely accepted and admired.' Is the World hungry enough for this soulful diva? You be the judge...
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