Mayra Andrade is not just a treasure of Cape Verdean music; she is a global musical treasure and an example of how to take local artistic expression to project to the world. She was born in Cuba and grew up between Senegal, Angola, Germany and, of course, Cape Verde, which explains how we find different types of music in her creations. Knowing her background is a must for understanding her story. In 2001 she was the winner of the competition Francophone Games in Ottawa, Canada, with a song sang in Cape Verdean creole. In 2002, she began to perform in Cape Verde (Praia and Mindelo), in 2004 she did so at the Satellit Café, one of the best-known world music venues in Paris. In 2016 she moved to Portugal and began collaborating with big names in the world music scene: Cesária Évora, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, Charles Aznavour, Mariza, Pedro Moutinho, Branko, amongst many others. Her embrace of world music is also present in her albums, from her debut, Navega, through to the latest one, Manga, released in 2019. Apart from traditional Cape Verdean music, Manga contains afrobeat and urban music, and it features modern African music names like 2B, Akatché, Momo Wang and JC, and songs by names such as Sara Tavares, Luísa Sobral and Cachupa Psicadélica, as well as her own creations. Both elegant and irreverent, Mayra Andrade is an increasingly mature artist who will be on the Super Bock stage on 16th July.