Armando Zeferino Soares

Armando Zeferino Soares, (1920 in São Nicolau, Cape Verde – April 3, 2007) was a Capeverdean composer, author of the famous song Sodade.

Armando Zeferino Soares
DiedApril 3, 2007

He was born in Praia Branca in the island of São Nicolau and worked there as a salesman.

He had several disputes due to the authorship of Sodade with other composers, including Amândio Cabral and Luís Morais. Finally on December 2006, the court declared Armando Soares the author of the famous song. He told the newspaper A Semana that he created the music in the 1950s in a farewell celebration to a group of friends that embarked for São Tomé e Príncipe.

External linksEdit

  • "Morreu Armando Zeferino Soares, pai da morna "Sodade"". A Semana (in Portuguese). 4 April 2007. Archived from the original on 31 October 2007.
  • "Armando Soares, autor de "sodade" eternizada pela Cesaria Évora morreu" [Armando Soares, author of "Sodade" died]. Voz di Povo (in Portuguese).[permanent dead link]