The group Cordas do Sol, with all the natural elements of Santo Antão, appeared in 1994. At first, it was just a group of friends who were in the free time and made serenades on moonlit nights.
They quickly shaped and sedimented a genuine project that could retract the history of Santo Antão through music.
From the contact with the elders, they collected examples of oral tradition, customs and anecdotes, which illustrated the rural life of the past, giving them a vast knowledge of the deepest tradition, recreating picturesque characters of lost social customs and customs, that recreate in the words and compositions of different sonorities and forms of touch, fallen in the meantime in disuse.
They absorbed the wealth inherited from the traditional genres – mazurka, cola-sanjom, coladera and morna, adapting them to the contemporary instruments.
In addition, the group wanted in their songs to celebrate each of the island’s accents and the expressions of such or such a region, a true homage to avoid forgetting. The success of the charismatic group allowed to spread the Creole of Santo Antão throughout the archipelago, a variant with a very strong identity and that until then had been ridiculed.
Throughout the years, Strings of the Sun has developed its own style, made of the fusion of traditional subjects, of very personal harmonies more contemporary, and of a subtly poetic language. A style and an emotion that affect an ever wider audience on the islands, but also in the diaspora or even in many foreign fans. A fervor demonstrated in each of the group’s tours in the archipelago and beyond.