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The Cape Verde Rapper with a Feminist Message

Indira Rocha is one of the hottest new acts from Cape Verde. A rapper and singer, she launched herself onto the music scene with her first single in 2020. Titled Gato Loja, this track was composed by her mentor, rapper Manolo. She started to explore the music industry when she first met Manolo eight years ago, but took a break in order to focus on her studies. In 2020 her single Gato Loja made waves with its strong message about the empowerment of women. Indira combines her music career with her other passion, education. She teaches English in school and admits that keeping both going is quite a challenge. Indira sings mostly in Cape Verdean Creole, but she can see a time when she might sing in English and Portuguese to expand her audience.