Cuban born and raised in Cape Verde, Senegal, Angola, and France Mayra has one of the most unique and amazing musical voices around. Forgive me for my late introduction to this artist if you are already aware. I first learned about Mayra just before leaving London and how appropriate that she sings in two of the languages I understand (well one and a half really).
Unique about her style is the blend of French, English, and Portuguese across the songs on her albums. It truly is an experience to listen and appreciate that she deems certain languages appropriate for certain songs and emotions. First performing in Cape Verde at 16, Mayra has been performing live around the world ever since.