For Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Adult Day Care Facilities and Senior Centers
orn and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts, vocal artist “Candida Rose” captivates her audiences with the golden aura of her radiant presence and stirs them with a uniquely compelling voice that combines the overtones and undertones of jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel with just the right touch of international spice. Candida Rose’s 10-song debut CD entitled “KabuMerikana: The Sum of Me”, combines her Cape Verdean musical roots with her American influences to bring a fresh new take on world/jazz music which she calls “KabuJazz”.
Candida Rose is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth where she graduated “Summa Cum Laude” with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Music (African-American/World music) and a minor in African and African/American Studies.
In addition to being a committed vocal artist, performing nationally and internationally, Candida has been and continues to be a dedicated teacher and mentor to many of New Bedford’s aspiring young vocalists, formerly instructing choirs at New Bedford’s Nativity Preparatory School and the New Bedford YMCA. Aside from her work with youth, Candida currently travels the SouthCoast region of Massachusetts and various areas of Rhode Island singing for Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Care facilities, and senior centers and group. Prior to formal education and training, Candida Rose developed her impressive vocal interpretations and her broad repertoire over 20 years of experience singing with local and nationally known jazz, R & B, and funk bands and individual artists. More recently, her experiences are derived from her focused work as a music/choir director, arranger, and composer with her church choir, the Union Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, where she now serves as Minister of Music. Her work as a vocalist for various civic and cultural events and with local youth-oriented programs has earned her awards from the New Bedford Branch NAACP (Artistic Service Excellence Award), the Rhode Island Educational Enrichment Program, and the Martha Briggs Educational Club of New Bedford (Woman of Vision Award). She has also received several honors from the New Bedford City Council. She currently serves as a judge for New Bedford’s talent contest, New Bedford Idol. She has performed for several Inaugurations for the Mayor of New Bedford, and has performed for several events of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
From 2007 - 2009, she represented New Bedford’s ECHO Project (a collaborative between The New Bedford Whaling Museum and New Bedford Oceanarium) which was federally funded program through the Dept. of Education. During an 8-week Festival of Performing Arts tour, Candida travelled to Hawaii, Washington (DC)/NYC (National Museum of the American Indian), Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, various parts of Massachusetts, and Alaska, representing New Bedford and its Cape Verdean community.
SAMPLE – SET LIST – (1st Performance)
1. AIN’T MISBEHAVIN'
2. ALL OF ME
3. PINK CADILLAC
4. GEORGIA ON MY MIND
5. ON BROADWAY
6. SPANISH EYES
7. HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
8. I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT
9. CHANCES ARE
10. WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME
11. CHEEK TO CHEEK
12. LOVE ME TENDER
13. MY GUY
14. UNDER THE BOARDWALK
15. WIND BENEATH MY WINGS
16. ROUTE 66 AND / OR SO SABI,
DEPENDING ON TIME AND AUDIENCE
Standby Cape Verdean Songs if Requested:
Sodade - Amor di Mai - Kabu Verdi Un Dia - So Sabi
ADDITIONAL TRACKS IF NEEDED DEPENDING
ON AUDIENCE: LA BAMBA - LAST DANCE - FEVER
FLY ME TO THE MOON - MY BOYFRIEND’S BACK
MY WAY - SONG LIST SUBJECT CHANGE.
Photo Courtesy of Mike Monteiro
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