Tributes to Sara Tavares were expressed by Angolan singers on their social media accounts, including Paulo Flores, Yola Semedo, Yuri da Cunha, Alselmo Ralph, C4 Pedro, Ary, Pérola, Eva Rap Diva, but also other people linked to the culture, such as the comedian Gilmário Vemba and the writer Agualusa.
The artist performed a series of shows in Angola, with her list of musical themes being duets with Angolan musicians such as Paulo Flores and Toty Sa’Med.
The singer had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011, ending up dying this Sunday at the age of 45, in Lisbon.
Over the last year, Sara Tavares had been releasing some new themes, after five years of silence. The most recent song, titled “Kurtidu”, was released last September by Sony Music.
In addition to her own career, Sara Tavares has collaborated with several names in Portuguese and Portuguese-speaking music, including Ala dosdados, Dany Silva, Buraka Som Sistema and Carlão.
Sara Tavares, who was born in Lisbon in 1978, became known as a teenager in the 90s on the television talent competition “Chuva de Estrelas”, on SIC, when performing a song by Whitney Houston.
Shortly afterwards she won the 1994 RTP Song Festival with “Chamar a Música”, a theme by Rosa Lobato de Faria and João Oliveira, and with which she obtained eighth place in the Eurovision Song Contest for Portugal.