Ary Morais (1974) is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from Cape Verde with a strong connection to Norway since 1995. He is one of the most popular artists in Norway within the world music genre, with his modern version of traditional music from his native country such as Coladera, Morna, Batuqe and Funana. Morais released his debut album “Ka Bo Bayembora” in 1999, and with the release of the album “Abraco Tradiconal” in November 208, Ary Morais & Band made a mark for themselves. With his band, Morais has toured Europe, Africa and the USA.
Ary Morais’ third album of entitled “Sonho Caboverdiano”, a collection of 10 original compositions, was officially released worldwide in June 2014. His new album is emotional and engaging, a distinct and authentic mix of longing and experience. Festival goers are invited to experience the social and spirited feeling of Capeverdean island life. One should not be surprised to dance to the rhythms and tunes as a result of his magnetic live performance.