Mornas - cantigas crioulas de Eugénio Tavares (Mornas - Creole Songs by Eugénio Tavares) is a Capeverdean collection of morna poems published by Eugénio Tavares. His poems were the greatest in the nation during most of the 20th century.
The collection covers the morna poems that he done from 1890 to 1930.
A publication was printed in Luanda, Angola in 1969, then a Portuguese colony. It was one of the first written books in Cape Verdean Creole. It was published by the Liga dos Amigos de Cabo Verde.
The book features many of the mornas that Eugénio Tavares had made:
One of the examples is "morna aguada":
One of his morna poem named "morna aguada" was featured on the back of the Cape Verdean $2000 escudo note that also featured Eugénio Tavares. A flower native to Brava was shown on the bottom, it was issued between 1999 and 2014.
One quote from one of the mornas was "Si ka badu, ka ta biradu".
The quote would be displayed on top of a stone statue named the "Monument to Emigrants" of Eugénio Tavares. It is erected in Praia's Achada Grande Tras on a circle intersecting Avenida Aristides Pereira, Praia Circular Road and the road to the airport west of Nelson Mandela International Airport.
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