"The Silver Messengers" REVIEWS:
FIP SELECTION "Carmen Souza pays vibrant tribute to Horace Silver
Rich in her African heritage, the singer-songwriter-guitarist and pianist Carmen Souza mixes her jazz approach with the sounds of Cape Verde. From scat to whispering song or full of joy, she cultivates nuance, appropriates saudade to slip in contemporary colors and builds world jazz with the complicity of her faithful acolyte Theo Pascal, bassist, composer and arranger. Together they bring a new sparkle to the world of the emblematic pianist and pioneer of hard bop." FIP (FR)

 4****"fascinating new disc...Souza infuses Silver’s repertoire with a few Cape Verdean creole musical idioms, such as funaná (an accordion-powered dance music) and the rhythmically rubato and social-conscious coladeira, as well as Northern Brazil’s pulsating duple-metered dance music, baião. She glides thorough these styles and in between sings in Portuguese, English and creole with supple ease and superb invention." 
 Downbeat Magazine (USA)

4****"What Souza creates is more than a
fusion oftwo worlds, it´s simply beautiful music...
 It´s hard to imagine a more moving homage to one of her heroes." 
 Songlines Magazine (UK)

4**** "The Silver Messengers’ delivers as the ultimate tribute
UKVibe.org (UK)

"Her voice, singing technic, her grace and knowledge
make her jazz loved worldwide...
 A super cd"
Folkmagazine (DE)
4****Audio Magazine (DE)
4****Concerto Magazine (DE)
Indispensable / A Must Paris-Move (FR)
"a particularly beautiful tribute to the legendary American-Cape Verdean jazz pianist,
singer and composer Horace Silver." 
 Heaven Magazine (NL)
"This is absolutely the best of both worlds! It’s a wonderful introduction to the performances of Souza and the marvelous blend between Souza and Silver." 
Dave Rogers, WTJU 91.1Fm (USA)
Cd of the week @RDPAFRICA Radio (PT) 
Cd of the week @ Okerwelle Radio (DE)
Cd of the Week @Destak Jornal (PT)
Cd of the week @smoothJazzFm (PT)
Cd of the week @SR2 KulturRadio (DE)
"Carmen Souza confirms herself as an eclectic artist with a fresh, sophisticated but accessible sound, and is among the most interesting protagonists of that World Music synonymous with zeroing distances and barriers between global traditions and cultures." 
 Paulo Marra, AllaboutJazz.com

(DE) JAZZTHETIK Cover story

(Chart Best World Music cd's 2020)
>32 weeks on JAZZWEEK.COM Radio Chart (USA)
>Nominated for the Best Afro Jazz album @AFRIMAAWARDS 2019 (All Africa)
"A clear and vibrant timbre, endowed with a prodigious technique but without ever being a slave to it, touches the pieces with grace and unpredictability"
Pink Noises @RomaJazzFest (IT)
"Spectacular tribute to Horace Silver"
 Sussex Jazz magazine @TheVerdict (UK)
Management: Patricia Pascal - patricia.pascal@carmensouza.com
AVAILABLE  in several formations
“extraordinary voice” Jazzwise – UK
“The poetic voice is as original as the musical one"
The Independent-UK
"Gravity-defying voice” Songlines - UK
"A gem" CD of the Week_Evening Standard - UK
"Irresistible" Télérama - FR 
“Ella Fitzgerald du Cap-Vert” Les Inrockuptibles - FR
“A pinch of Billie Holiday, a hint of Nina Simone , phrasing à la Ella and rebellious side à la Mina Agossi...
a unique and original style " JAZZ MAG - FR 
"Inimitable is Carmen Souzas voice." Jazzthetik - DE
“Carmen Souza, Recipe for Artistic Success”
Downbeat Magazine - USA
“foaming polyrhythmic puddle of unceasing acoustic amazement from top to bottom”
NY The Village Voice - USA
“Carmen Souza's vivacious "Protegid" opens a window to another world entirely” Song of the day, NPR – USA
“Souza illuminates, stretches, and snaps back the elastic connections between Latin, African and Arabic music,American jazz and the music of Cape Verde.”
All about Jazz - USA
“Carmen Souza's Transatlantic Vocal Brilliance.”
World Music Central - USA

#2019 - AFRIMA AWARDS - Nominated Best African Jazz (The Silver Messengers) - All Africa
#2017 - Silver Medal for Cultural Merit from the Cabo Verde Government - CV
#2016 - AFRIMA Awards - Nominated Best Afican Jazz  (Epistola) - All Africa
#2015 - Jazzahead official showcase (Epistola) - DE
#2015 - Nominated for Best Female Voice - Cabo Vede Music Awards (Live at Lagny Jazz Festival) - CV
#2014 - Nominated for the German Records Critics Awards (Live at Lagny Jazz Festival) - DE
#2013 - Mercado de Music Vic Official Showcase - SP 
#2013-31º Best Jazz singers -  NPR (USA National Public Radio) Music Jazz Critics Poll
#2013 - Best Female Voice - Cabo Verde Music Awards (Kachupada) - CV
#2013 - Nomination for Best Kola Sanjon & Best Acoustic Album -
Cabo Verde Music Awards (kachupada) - CV
#2013 - Best Morna (6 on na Tarrafal) - Cabo Verde Music Awards (Kachupada) - CV
#2010 - Mercado Cultural Official Showcase - BR
#2010 - Nominated for the German Records Critics Awards (Protegid)- DE