Courtesy Photo Tcheka

Rare performance by international Cape Verde musician comes to Vashon

  • Thu Sep 14th, 2017 10:07am
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Jacob Bain and Vashon Events will present a rare performance by Cape Verde international touring musician Tcheka, with an opening set and introduction by Bain, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Vashon High School theater.

Bain and Pete Welch of Vashon Events, who brought the groups Makoomba and Sekouba Bambino to the Red Bike in 2014, were instrumental in helping the young musician obtain a work visa so he could tour the country with his global music that combines Brazilian and African pop with Cape Verdean genres.

In a Vashon Events press release, Tcheka is described as “undoubtedly a young master of an art that he has invented and like any true master, his essence is impossible to grasp, let alone pin down. He is neither modernist nor traditionalist, and his music resists any easy categorization or comparison. While referencing multiple genres from Cape Verde (batuku, funaná, finason, tabanka, morna and coladera), Tcheka’s music is also a busy intersection of Brazilian and African pop, traditional forms, folk, jazz, blues, rock, literature, anthropology and film. It is never just Cape Verdean, and it’s never just music, but it’s always captivating.”

“We are really excited to be working with Jacob to put on this show right here on Vashon,” Welch said.

Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for general admission before the show or $20 at the door. Tickets are available at

Vashon Events is offering a special family-priced ticket for $30. A family ticket requires at least one parent to attend with their children. Contact Vashon Events at to buy a family ticket.