|Poesia de Cabo Verde e Sete Poemas de Sebastião da Gama|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||Associação Música XXI|
|Afonso Dias chronology|
Poesia de Cabo Verde e Sete Poemas de Sebastião da Gama (Poetry of Cape Verde and Seven Poems by Sebastião da Gama) is a collection of poems released in a CD by Afonso Dias and other "guests" (Carlos Germano, Luís Vicente, Mina Andala and Paulo Moreira), it was edited as part of Associação Música XXI (XXI (21st) Music Association) in Faro, Portugal in June 2007.
The Cape Verdean poems represented in the CD, in the order of appearance are:
|Poet||Original title||English translation|
|Ovídio Martins||Flagelados do vento leste|
|Victims of the East Wind|
|Eugênio Tavares||Mal de amor|
|Corsino Fortes||De boca a barlavento|
De boca concêntrica na roda do sol
|The Mouth of Barlavento|
Quid pro quo
|Leão Vulcão||Labirinto Infernal|
Sopinha do Tempo
|José Luis Tavares|
|Pedro Corsino Azevedo|
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