1. BIO DARII FERNANDES
Dariana Gonçalves Fernandes was born on June 15, 1999, daughter of João António Fernandes and Manuela dos Santos Gonçalves Vaz. At the time of her birth, Darii, as she is known, lived in the peaceful fishing village of Furna, on the island of Brava. Furna with its port, whose plan was drawn up in 1840, is currently the only gateway to the island, the southernmost of the Cape Verde archipelago, measuring just 64 km². Through Furna, thousands left and entered, hoping for better days for their lives. Not everything was easy for Darii. She struggled to overcome several obstacles and even confronted the idea of moving away from her parents, grandparents. And she even left for the island of Santiago, definitively at the age of 18, venturing practically alone, with the support of her parents from a distance. She left to study and graduate in Nursing at the Jean Piaget University in Cape Verde, which he successfully achieved, despite the constraints she encountered. In fact, studying has always been her point of success, because despite being a sweet romantic, a dreamer, who believes in signs and eternal passions, she is charismatic and determined. And it's been like that since she was a serene child, most of the time with her big, beautiful eyes and her mouth that knows how to shut up, talk and sing. The same eyes, like black grapes, that saw everything around her with curiosity, always loved looking at the immense sea, something Darii still does and loves to do. So were her ears, enamored with the sound of the same oceanic sea.
Darii stood out at the age of 6 among youth and adults, singing in the church choir. So small, at the time, but so in charge of the lyrics and music that she learned while listening to her mother rehearse. Darii launched herself into traditional music at the age of 16, when at a celebration of Cape Verdean Culture Day, on the island of Brava, she performed a few songs, receiving much applause and praise. Since then, she has never stopped singing, having stepped on stages in Brava and in the city of Praia. However, the high point for Darii came through Scuta Music Production. Ney Miranda, extraordinary music producer, had included Darii in a project with other talented young people from Brava and without opportunities. When he returned to the United States, Darii's voice caught the attention of an extraordinary music lover, the selfless and manager Mandú (Armando Madeira). Mandú didn't think twice and wanted to record Darii's voice and musicality to make her known to the whole world. Darii's gratitude was great and an inexplicable joy flooded the life of the young nurse who went on to share the rest of her life with the opportunity to be able to record her first job. Mandú's generosity anticipated Darii's impossible dream, which already has all the tracks recorded and in the final stage of production. The work is about to be released to the world. Darii believes it was the hand of God touching reality, making possible a dream that was too far away. Brava's latest talent counts on stepping onto several stages to bring their music. The stage, which is where she feels light and where she manages to abstract herself, stop time and live specifically, the love, beauty and magic of the musical art connecting with the melodies. Everyone who listens to her recognizes that Darii has music in her soul and her voice never goes unnoticed, being very versatile, a voice that fits all current trends. However, she feels better in the traditional songs that she learned to interpret with maximum mastery, believing that age cannot define the passion for the musical style since music is art and it can seduce anyone at any moment of life, it fits to each your special encounter with the music you carry inside you.
"My life, at this moment, is defined by a mixture of feelings: joy, anxiety, enthusiasm, emotion... I also feel fulfilled"! - Darii.