Candida Rose Show

Renowned vocalist and cultural educator, “Candida Rose” Baptista, will perform at the Mattapoisett Museum on June 1, at 6:00 pm. Baptista, a second-generation American-born Cape Verdean hailing from New Bedford, Massachusetts, is known for her captivating blend of Cape Verdean musical roots and American jazz influences, which she calls “KabuJazz.” Her debut album, “KabuMerikana: The Sum of Me,” showcases her soulful voice and evocative lyrics across 10 enchanting tracks.

            Baptista, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music specializing in African-American/World music performance, has recently completed her Master of Science Degree in Transnational, Cultural and Community Studies from UMASS Boston. Through her company Golden Rose Music, she shares her talents as a performer and life-enrichment entertainer, captivating audiences with a unique blend of jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel and international flavors. In addition to her performance, Baptista will give a presentation on Cape Verdean Culture during the event, which is sponsored by the Mass Cultural Council and offers free admission. Attendees are encouraged to register due to limited capacity inside the museum and donations are welcomed to support future cultural events.

            Join Candida Rose: Baptista and her talented band on June 1st for an unforgettable evening celebrating the rich heritage of Cape Verdean Culture through music. To secure your spot and learn more about the event, please visit

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