Dino D' Santiago

Bio

Dino D’Santiago grew up in a musical home in the south of Portugal, and his Cape Verdean parents were part of a local church music choir. It was in this choir that he and his two other siblings started singing every Sunday until he left home, to be part of a talent show on television and pursue a career as a singer/songwriter. After relocating to Lisbon, his experience in the choir made him the go-to vocalist for a generation of hip hop and RnB music acts in Portugal.

In 2010, he followed his father on a journey back to their family roots in the Santiago island, where he finally got to change his music trajectory and connect with the soul of Cape Verdean music, showcased on his album Eva (Lusafrica, 2013). Since then, Dino d’Santiago has been devoting his talent to bridging together the traditional morna, batuku, and funaná with contemporary R&B and global club music.

He has won Best Local Artist, Best Album for his second album Mundu Nôbu and Critics’ Choice at Portugal’s Play Awards. In 2020, he was a key influence on Madonna's latest album Madame X, collaborating with her and joining her on stage in Lisbon. His third album, Kriola was released in 2020.

Music

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Sofia
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Roda
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Morabeza (nananana)
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Nhôs Obi (feat. Vado MKA)
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My Lover
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Arriscar
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Kem Ki Flau
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Kriolu (feat. Julinho KSD)
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Sô Bô
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Lava-Me Em Ti
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Pensa Na Oji
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Ka Bu Txora
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Nova Lisboa
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Raboita Sta. Catarina
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Monti Graciosa (Live)
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Dentu Bó (Live)
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Fidju Poilon
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Ka Bu Txora (Live)
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Monti Graciosa
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Nôs Funaná (DJ Glue x Here's Johnny Remix)
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Nôs Funaná
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Nôs Funaná (PEDRO + Branko Na Surra Remix)
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BRAVA (Carta Pa Tareza)
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Pensa Na Oji (Live)
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Eva
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Africa di Nôs
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ILHÉUS (Nu Bai)
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Nôs Amor
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Nôs Crença
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Bô Eh Sabi
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Herança De Uma Cantadeira
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Nova Lisboa (Moullinex Remix)
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Nôs Tradison (Live)
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Djonsinho Cabral
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Mundu Nôbu
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Como Seria
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FOGO (Nu Fazi)
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Kaminhu Poilon
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Dentu Bó
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What a Wonderful World (Live)
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SANTIAGO (Jorge & Andresa)
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Sô Bô (Tarraxo Remix feat. Pedro Mafama + PEDRO)
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MAIO (Kel Kê Di Nôs)
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Nôs Tradison
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Cansaço do Mundo.
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Pensa Na Oji Unplugged
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Videos

Dino D'Santiago - Kriolu feat. Julinho KSD [Official Video]
Dino d'Santiago e Batukadeiras Boa Esperança
CVCidade Velha, Cape Verde
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2013
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