Miroca Paris

Island Rhythm Innovator (Cabo Verde)

5 on stage, 6 on the road, traveling from Lisbon PT
Performance Highlights: WOMAD LP, De Doelen Rotterdam, VPRO LIVE in TivoliVredenburg, Moscow + Saint Petersburg.

You’ve probably seen Miroca performing with Cesaria Evora (for 11 years), or excelling alongside international artists ea Sara Tavares, fadista Cuca Roseta, Nancy Veira and his uncle Tito Paris. 

While Miroca Paris is known as a virtuoso percussionist and drummer, on his new album D’Alma (Nov ’17) he returns to playing guitar – like he used to – growing up in the Cape Verde Islands with his toes in the sand. Drawing on his vast rhythmic knowledge, he’s created his own unique guitar playing technique, forward driving, playful, surprising and fresh.

D’ALMA Album Release Tour 2017 started at with a bang at WOMAD Las Palmas!

Dalma small CD coverNew album D’ALMA released 1 Nov 2017
Distribution Benelux: Xango Music
Distribution Portugal: Compact Recrods (Porto)

Top 20 World Music Charts Europe feb 2018
Top 40 Transglobal Music Charts jan 2018


  • ‘Album of the Week’ on Portuguese national radio RDP Africa
  • Video of ‘Joana Joaninha’ on hot rotation on RTP Africa
  • Played on ea. German, Dutch, Cape Vedian, Greek and Spanish radio
  • Live on RTVE Spain, festival WOMAD ‘Felicidad’ & ‘Bo‘, ‘Nha Simpronia’
  • Raving reviews of live shows and CD

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