Suzanna Lubrano, one of Africa’s most talented female artists and winner of several awards has just signed to Blue Pie Records.
This is one of Australia’s leading independent labels. The label has a wide and diverse range of alliances, global partnerships and proprietary technology. “We are very honoured to have an artist of her calibre on board with us. Suzanna carries a stunning aura and her musical talents extend beyond the norm. Her talent has been recognised by many, and has won her awards around the globe,” Blue Pie Records said.
Originally from Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa, Suzanna moved to The Netherlands at the age of four. Like many superstars, she started singing as a young child, but was quickly recognised and encouraged to start singing professionally at the age of 18.
Her discography is large and broad and includes a plethora of genres ranging from Zouk (a style of Afro-Caribbean rhythmic music), Latin pop, acoustic, R’n’B and Western pop.
Together with her first band Rabelados, she made her debut as a professional singer recording a very successful CD album. However, her musical taste was too adventurous and so she started a solo career, resulting in three solo albums; “Semi Bo Nes Mund”, “Fofo” and “Tudo Pa Bo”.
These albums featured some of the hottest tracks including the title track from her third album, “Tudo Pa Bo”, which received international praise. 2008 and 2009 saw the release of the albums “Saida” and “Festa Mascarado”.
In 2010, her first Concert DVD was released, “Live at Off-Corso”, featuring Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer. “Live at Off-Corso” was originally a TV concert, which has now been televised in numerous countries on four continents, including Brazil, Portugal and many more. Suzanna is currently working on a new solo project, due out later this year.
Suzanna has collaborated with an incredible number of artists and producers over the course of her career including; Jacob Desvarieux (Kassav’), Giorgio Tuinfort (Akon), The Heavy Weights (Ne-Yo), the late Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopes (from American R’n’B trio TLC), Ryan Toby (City High), Tracy Bonham, Candy Dulfer, Ronald Rubinel (Edith Lefel), Beto Dias, and many more.
She has been recognised and awarded for her extraordinary talent. Suzanna has won major awards, including the prestigious Kora All African Music Award for the year’s Best African Female Artist (2003), at an event watched by millions of TV viewers worldwide.
In 2010 she was awarded with a Museke Online African Award for Best African Artist based in the Diaspora; and in March of this year she became the most awarded female solo artist at the first and prestigious Cabo Verde Music Awards (CVMA), held in the Cape Verdean Capital Praia, winning two awards for “Festa Mascarado”.
Ebony Magazine, USA once wrote of Suzanna: “This is not crossover music, at least not her part. To fully enjoy Suzanna’s gifts, you’re gonna have to be the one to crossover to her. We think you should.”
René Romer from TransCity manages Suzanna Lubrano’s music worldwide.
“We are very excited to work with Suzanna Lubrano and her 7-piece band, and continue to drive the machine of success that she so easily has established for herself!” Blue Pie said.