Washington DC-based African jazz vocalist LOIDE (pronounced “Loy-deh”) has roots in Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau but was born in France and raised in California. Serving up a mix of contemporary jazz and warm afro-lusophone rhythms, LOIDE’s music reflects her own eclectic roots and journey. She recently had the privilege to open for legends Hugh Masekela and Oliver Mtukudzi, perform at a Miriam Makeba tribute in New York on the same stage as Paul Simon, release the self titled album, “Loide: Live at Bohemian Caverns,” and will be featured in an upcoming hour-long special for The Africa Channel. Loide cites Sarah Vaughn, Cesaria Evora and Miriam Makeba as some of her greatest musical influences, but believes it is her African heritage and Portuguese native tongue that gives her songs a fresh musical perspective and unique sound.
[Click play for our full-length interview with Loide Jorge – August 24, 2016]