Sara Tavares

Festival Delta Tejo 2009 - Day 2

Birth Name: Sara Alexandra Lima Tavares

Place of Birth: Lisbon, Portugal

Date of Birth: February 1, 1978

Ethnicity: Cape Verdean

Sara Tavares is a Portuguese singer, composer, guitarist, and percussionist. She was born in Lisbon, Portugal, to Cape Verdean parents. Her mother is from the Santo Antão Island.

Her father left Portugal for the U.S., and her mother moved to Lagos, in the South of Portugal, when Sara was a baby. She was raised by a white Portuguese woman, whom she called “Grandma Eugénia”.

Sources: Interviews in Portuguese –

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