Alicia Keys, a voice and two pianos for a very special medley

At Grammy Awards, Alicia Keys still impresses with her crazy medley

Listen to Alicia Keys’ medley performed at Grammy Awards 2019, the energy engaged by this artist is incredible.

If you well remember, it was actually a tribute to Hazel Scott.

Because it is just impossible to grow tired of the original “New York” song of Alicia Keys… Here are a part of the lyrics Empire State Of Mind (Part 2):

“I’ma make it by any means, I got a pocketful of dreams
Baby I’m from New York!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in N-Y!
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York,N-Y, New York! “

I also found another performance of Alicia Keys in a French TV show, the first song “Fallin'” is just amazing, the following songs are also magic:

And the backstages just for a little bit more of pleasure

Palawai Surf School Wave Garden

Palawai Surf School, le Jardin Des Vagues

Bérenger was the surf teacher for Kids from 4 years old who wish to discover sensations in riding waves, by the way did you recognize the power and period of Mediterranean waves?

Well, the action takes place in our paradise Palavas-Les-Flots.

Have a look at Palawai Surf School web site to sign up kids summer surfing program.

 

Palawai Surf School Wave Garden Fabrice Delobette, film director

P.s.: Footage made with DJI Mavic Pro 1 for the first shot and “very basic” Chinese sport camera for the remainder of the shooting.

Angèle, a singer to discover, listen to and listen to again

Angèle, a singer with a sweet and malicious voice

I can not tell you a lot about this young Belgian girl who bathed her childhood in the artistic spiral (lucky her by the way), promised you will know much more the day when I will have the chance to interview her (as well as the members of her artistic family, it would be fun).

For sure Angèle has her own universe even though it is currently growing up, you can have a snap look at her fan page which reveals hilarious and crazy videos and moreover her unique voice and style, a real talent. We only wait for one thing at the moment, that she goes on stage and writes a first album following her EP. Here is a melting pot of what I could find on the web over a fabulous artist named Angèle: photos are beautiful, music is easy, and voice has definitely a unique grain. Discover Angèle.

Who is Angèle?

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Angèle (Van Laeken by her last name) is a Belgian singer. Musician with a classical background, Angèle could have played guitar, but no, she did not fit with it, she chose piano to come with her unique voice.

Her parents are great artists, his brother is Romeo Elvis, a delicate rap artist (I could have described Mc Solaar in this way), and when brother and sister sing together, the duo is perfectly successful:

Angele’s most beautiful songs on video

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Angela sings Brussels, her hometown:

Here is her first video clip: very funny and directed by a talented Belgian photographer Charlotte Abramow

Videos of Angèle’s morning visit at Radio Nova in Paris

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You just (re) discover the first clip of Angèle, “The Law of Murphy” ( literally “La Loi de Murphy” in French), here is a “early morning” recovery  on radio Nova in Paris:

Angèle appropriates the works of artists like here Mc Solaar and offers a very pleasant and personal recovery, here is the tone of Angèle:

Appearances of Angèle in the press

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You will probably have noticed a certain likeness in sensitivity, humor and physical with Virginie Efira, take a closer look at these ITWs and you will know a little more about Angèle:


Latest songs of Angèle

We do love when Angèle sings with her brother Roméo Elvis, here is their video clip “Tout Oublier” quiet funny to watch:


Angèle also released in 2018 “Je veux tes yeux”:

Angèle “La Thune”

Angèle “Jalousie”

And finally, don’t worry this article will be updated, watch this lovely blink of an eye to Claude alias MC Solaar, both brother and sister Angèle and Elvis making a duo singing “Victime de la mode”

Thank you Angèle and Elvis, I definitely love your work!

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MC Solaar, a French rap singer and poet

MC Solaar singing “Solaar pleure” with Bambi Cruz

Can you feel the energy made by both MC Solaar and his friend and producer Bambi Cruz?

Actually MC Solaar is unknown in France as he decided not to communicate much with the press, he is a rap star totally different to others French music bands.

MC Solaar singing with Guru in 1993

Claude alias  MC Solaar was the first rapper to collaborate with Guru in the US in 1993

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Portraits of people

A snap view of people

I have always been looking for emotions within portraits I made of people, which is a pretty hard job to fulfill I admit.

This post made of pics of human being worldwide is dedicated to increase gradually.

I will definitely let you know, keep connected – do I really have to mention it? – and please enjoy.

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I would like to thanks everyone on these pics who played the game.

May it continue to do so.

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Picture of a group of doctors from GORTEC GETTEC

GORTEC GETTEC Meeting in Montpellier

It is always a pleasure to be hired for making a picture of a bunch of people. I love the adrenaline and excitation before taking the pic.
And on this occasion I had the chance to have all eyes staring at me at the same time. Thanks doctors!
The shooting took place just in front of the University of Medicine of Montpellier, France.

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Thanks for the kindness and professional job of the printings made by Alize Photos.

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Uzès

Uzès Portfolio

Uzès is a small and lovely village situated near Pont du Gard in south of France, not so far from the Mediterranean coast. If you have the chance to move up to Languedoc or Provence, have a look at this admirable and amazing place.

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Parais, a web serie by Fabrice Delobette

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Six years after the shooting of my first web doc in 2006/2007, I was back to my “second home” for another staying.

I had taken my camera with me, and after realizing that Santa Maria had changed since, I truly decided to make another documentary film but in another way, more adapted to web with shorter videos, like a web serie.

Back to France after a couple of weeks spent in Santa Maria do Sal, I actually had a lot of hours of rushes. Many interviews to be translated into English, in addition to my daily work in a web agency and as a freelance in web marketing : when can I find enough time to figure out this project?

I finally decided to start editing a web serie with a portrait of Cape Verdean people.

The first episode is focused to Matchu.

I promise to finish the project.

Strapless Kitesurf Matchu Almeida “Nha Vida”

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Matchu Strapless Kitesurfing Cabo Verde

Parais is a web serie I shot in Cabo Verde in 2013 with Matchu impressive strapless kitesurfing, action and other talented surfers, such as Djo Silva, Titik Lopes, Airton Cozzolino Lopes, Papy Duarte and Mitu Monteiro.

Please, watch “Matchu, Nha Vida” in HD :

What

This video was made from the inside of Cabo Verde’s life. A young and talented boy is presented, you’re shown his passion to board sports, especially strapless kitesurfing.

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Where

We are in the Island of Sal, Cabo Verde. This archipelago offers a lot for surfers. The swell is perfect, with windy and dry weather. It’s a small piece of desertic land. Beautiful. My second home, always a pleasure to come over and go surfing those giants or filming the local mates, and meeting the population.

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Meeting Matchu

Marciel Lopes Almeida known as Matchu, is one of the first Cape Verdean I met When I was living in Santa Maria do Sal. Matchu is a young boy very happy of his waterman life. He was 13 years old when I first met him, he had his windsurfing gear in a center at Ponta Leme Bejde. Six years later, I emerged my camera and shot Matchu and friends kitesurfing strapless, showing his huge talent and kindness.

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Many thanks Mat, I wish you the best in your life. Always a pleasure filming you.

somewhereontheearth logo Fabrice Delobette, film director

Exo Harness Manera with Mitu Monteiro Strapless

Mitu Monteiro Strapless & Exo Harness by Manera

This is actually a deceptive advertising for both brands Manera & F-One International, featuring Mitu Monteiro exercising his art of strapless on Ponta Preta wave… winter 2013.

Mitu Monteiro is riding strapless Ponta Preta in Cabo Verde with his red harness named Exo :

Exo Harness by Manera & F-One International featuring Mitu Monteiro

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My Ponta Preta strapless dream

One day it finally happened… A childhood dream is done : surfing one of the most beautiful and huge wave (a right) of the world.

Since I firstly came over to Cape Verde in early 2006 when I discovered the most awesome outdoor show just in front of my eyes, I spent many hours watching and shooting all the riders who could reach to surf fantastic Ponta Preta wave.

And I said to myself : “I would love to be able to surf such a big giant wave one day”.

Six years later, my friend Titik coached me on huge Ponta Preta wave, my first surfs were done, my dream came true, and here are the film shot by my friends :

Thanks Titik Lopes for your advice and incentive & Raphaël Salles & F-one team for your support and confidence.

Marta Federici’s Portfolio

Mitu Monteiro by Marta Federici

Marta Federici photographer

Marta is a fabulous and hilarious lady I met in Cape Verde. We instantly shared our common passion, photography.

I enjoy the beautiful shots Marta made of us when we were riding Ponta Preta and Leme Bedje waves in Cabo Verde.

Marta Federici makes fantastic pics of people and landscapes.

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Mitu Monteiro by Marta Federici

Place : Ponta Preta, Sal, Cabo Verde

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Place : Ponta Leme Bedje, Sal, Cabo Verde

Thanks Marta for these great shots!

Photographer : Marta Federici

Manera Exo Harness with Mitu Monteiro Strapless

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Mitu Monteiro Strapless hooked by his Exo Harness made by Manera

This is actually a deceptive advertising for both brands Manera & F-One International, featuring Mitu Monteiro exercising his art of strapless on Ponta Preta wave… winter 2013.

Mitu Monteiro is riding strapless Ponta Preta in Cabo Verde with his red harness named Exo :

Exo Harness by Manera & F-One International featuring Mitu Monteiro

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Dakhla Nomade Camp

Dakhla Nomade Camp kitesurf windsurf surf stand up paddle

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It is the story of Arnaud, a French passionate rider and traveler who decided to settle down in Dakhla, Morocco, with a very special offer :

I had the opportunity to test all the spots and beautiful places from Dakhla to the Mauritanian border, and made photos and this video for Arnaud’s business and web site.

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This journey was absolutely fantastic and definitely unforgettable : we met a few people in this place situated between ocean and desert and we saw uncountable landscapes. We were offered lobsters by Moroccan fishermen, we had local mint tea time and conversations with soldiers based along the coast.

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It is luxury to be able to discover countries in such a way with such a good vibes thanks to Arnaud.

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If you wish a different way of traveling Morocco and Dakhla, check and book on Dakhla Nomade Camp.

 

somewhereontheearth logo Fabrice Delobette, film director and photographer

Strapless Kitesurf Matchu Lopes Almeida “Nha Vida”

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Matchu Strapless Kitesurfing Cabo Verde

Parais is a web serie I shot in Cabo Verde in 2013 with Matchu impressive strapless kitesurfing, action and other talented surfers, such as Djo Silva, Titik Lopes, Airton Cozzolino Lopes, Papy Duarte and Mitu Monteiro.

Please, watch “Matchu, Nha Vida” in HD :

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What

This video was made from the inside of Cabo Verde’s life. A young and talented boy is presented, you’re shown his passion to board sports, especially strapless kitesurfing.

matchu strapless kite

Where

We are in the Island of Sal, Cabo Verde. This archipelago offers a lot for surfers. The swell is perfect, with windy and dry weather. It’s a small piece of desertic land. Beautiful. My second home, always a pleasure to come over and go surfing those giants or filming the local mates, and meeting the population.

matchu strapless kite

Meeting Matchu

Marciel Lopes Almeida known as Matchu, is one of the first Cape Verdean I met When I was living in Santa Maria do Sal. Matchu is a young boy very happy of his waterman life. He was 13 years old when I first met him, he had his windsurfing gear in a center at Ponta Leme Bejde. Six years later, I emerged my camera and shot Matchu and friends kitesurfing strapless, showing his huge talent and kindness.

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Many thanks Mat, I wish you the best in your life. Always a pleasure filming you.

somewhereontheearth logo Fabrice Delobette, film director

Strapless Ponta Preta Surf Kite Sal Cabo Verde Fabrice Delobette

And Ponta Preta strapless dream came true

One day it finally happened… A childhood dream is done : surfing one of the most beautiful and huge wave (a right) of the world.

Since I firstly came over to Cape Verde in early 2006 when I discovered the most awesome outdoor show just in front of my eyes, I spent many hours watching and shooting all the riders who could reach to surf fantastic Ponta Preta wave.

And I said to myself : “I would love to be able to surf such a big giant wave one day”.

Six years later, my friend Titik coached me on huge Ponta Preta wave, my first surfs were done, my dream came true, and here are the film shot by my friends :

Thanks Titik Lopes for your advice and incentive & Raphaël Salles & F-one for your support and confidence.

Mitu Monteiro Strapless Kitesurf Cabo Verde

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Mitu Monteiro Sal Cabo Verde Parais

Mitu Monteiro Strapless session at home

After seven years I shot “Sal, Nos Terra” with Djo Silva, Titik Lopes and Mitu Monteiro, it was a pleasure to shoot again Mitu Monteiro from F-One International kiteboarding team.

Mitu is definitely one of the most talented watermen on planet Earth, especially when he puts his feet “around” a surfboard, doing his passion : kitesurfing strapless.

Have a look at the video shot in Sal, Cabo Verde in 2013.

Music is talented “C2C – Down The Road”. Please, watch Mitu’s video in HD :

Thanks again my dear Mitu for letting me put on a Gopro within your kite lines, which is not very comfortable for riding, but the result with the images is awesome.

This video is part of “Parais”, a web series I shot in Cabo Verde in 2013 with Mitu and other talented surfers, such as Djo Silva, Titik Lopes, Airton Cozzolino Lopes, Papy Duarte and Matchu Almeida.

You liked it? Watch the deceptive ad for EXO harness I made with Mitu Monteiro on Ponta Preta wave, the same year.

somewhereontheearth logo Fabrice Delobette, film director

Titik Kite School Cabo Verde

Titik Kite School Cabo Verde featuring Fabienzinho

This is the story of a young guy named Titik Lopes, born in Santa Maria, Cape Verde, who decided to create his own school, his own business, and try to make his clients happy and succeed in kiteboarding.

Here is the result with one of his client #happy to figure out to do a back loop :

For more information go and visit http://www.titikkitesurf.com/

Titik Kite School on Tripadvisor

Titik Kite School on Facebook

Palavas Stand Up Paddle Surfing

Palawaï Stand Up Paddle Surfing

Sunday evening session stand up paddling.

Isn’t it a nice way of ending a weekend with friends?

The gopro was set on a helmet, do not imagine the looking we had.

Still, the images are really fun, and we had a nice swell and very good times altogether.

And a few shots of stand up paddle in Palawaï alias Palavas-Les-Flots, France. Who said there is no cute wave in the Mediterranean sea?

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Hoalen

Hoalen Ocean Store

Somewhereontheearth supports the work made by Hoalen in Breizh.

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Hoalen’s motto

“We surf, we row, we sail, we fish and we create what we wear.”

 

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“Hoalen” means “salt” in Breton (French dialect in Brittany). The trademark was founded in 2006 by Eric and Virginie Cantineau in Lilia-Plouguerneau in Finistère, France .

Hoalen was born from the desire to offer high-end clothing for adults inspired by board sports, such as surfing, longboarding…

Alongside its traditional on-line distribution network, Hoalen opened in 2010 its first Ocean Store in Lilia-Plouguerneau, a very special place totaly dedicated to the world of Hoalen’s brand and also a meeting point for board sports enthusiasts.

Hoalen now has 6 Ocean Stores.

Portsall in Breizh

Portsall, a lovely harbor in Breizh

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Mitu Monteiro Kite Loop Freestyle Session

Mitu Monteiro training kite loop with friends Airton Cozzolino Lopes & Titik Lopes

Featuring the “diva aux pieds nus” Cesaria Evora singing “Petit pays” and shot with a basic camera

 

At that time, when Mitu Monteiro was one of the best riders in both freestyle and strapless, Pascal Laborde, a very famous French photographer, made the pics :

 

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London city. The most cosmopolitan city of Europe, settled down in the south east of the island of UK.

The new mayor of Great London, Boris Johnson, has just been elected. I discover Barbican Center, one of the most original and magnificent places of London city.

It is a good opportunity to walk a common path with an architect in such a beautiful sunny city, lucky us.

Raising my head to see the surprising show of buildings everywhere in down town, my camera is stuck to my right hand and after staring at these stunning structures all around us, I keep on shooting and I feel good. London is absolutely warm and full of beauty and admiration.

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L’appel au voyage (short film)

L’appel au voyage, a short film by Tristan Larsen

Produced by Tristan Larsen & Fabrice Delobette

Artistic team

Natacha : Emmanuelle de Malleray

Darwin : Manuel Olinger

Waiter : Philippe Lobgeois

Technical team

Film writer : Tristan Larsen

Film director : Tristan Larsen

First assistant director : Fabrice Delobette

Technical consultant : Alain Choquart

Camera : Marion Gaillard

Additional camera : Fabrice Delobette

Editors : Cécile Pradère & Fabrice Delobette

Sound : Franck Lawrence

Costume and make-up : Sabrina Fauda-Role

Stage manager : Sébastien Floris

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Titik Lopes featuring Windsurfing Vs. Kitesurfing

Titik Lopes Windsurfing Vs. Kitesurfing lesson

This video had a big viral impact on Youtube in so far as the title of the vid is like a legal case. I had a lot of compliment concerning the images and I could read in the numerous comments all the arguments for and against each sport.

This was my first viral video with social media, in early 2008.

Note : Very funny to remember that time when we used a lot the split screen. I have always thought that using it had to be justified to use the split screen.

Within this video of Titik Lopes which teaches us what windsurfing and kitesurfing styles are, I do think the split screen shows how talented is Titik in both sports, wearing the famous orange Shark Zone (c) board short.

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Kauli Seadi Vs. Josh Angulo Ponta Preta Cabo Verde Final PWA Windsurfing

Final of PWA Windsurfing on Ponta Preta wave in Cape Verde

February 2007

For the first time the PWA stops in Sal. A gift given to me since I am living in Cape Verde. This is defenitly the best outdoor show I have ever seen, being behind my lens, so close to these extreme riders. The final was inbelievable.

By the way… Windsurfing in Cabo Verde : isn’t it a dream of riders? To answer such a question, I am fraid you must go and stand right in front of the wave of Ponta Preta. Then you’ll literaly understand.

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Where?

Ponta Preta, which means “Black Point”, is one of the most beautiful waves in the world. The best swell is coming from the north west and breaks on a little area made of rocks and besieged by beautiful beaches.

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The video

I am very proud to present you this high class windsurfing action surrounded by Mozart. It is for sure one of my favourite videos.

This short video is the final between Cape Verdean – American Josh Angulo, one of the best windsurfing riders on Planet Earth, especially on “his” wave he has known for more than a decennary, and Brazilian world champion Kauli Seadi.

You will defenitly observe the difference between their riding style.

During the shooting

It was a great experience to shoot the first Final of PWA 2007 Windsurfing Cabo Verde World Cup event between riders Kauli Seadi from Brazil & Josh Angulo from Cape Verde (born in Hawaï, U.S. citizen). Actually, I had the opportunity to be part of this unique international event since I was living in Santa Maria, Island of Sal during the winter season of 2007.

I spent a lot of time on the rocks of Ponta Preta, in the south of the Island of Sal, Cabo Verde. It is always magic to come and sit in front of this wave which offers a majestic show. I think the best moment of the day is the sunset because the sun slowly disapears on the horizon behind this huge wave, and offers many pure and amazing colors.

I have been filming for many hours, especially windsurfing, also surfing and bodyboarding, and kitesurfing when Mitu Monteiro was starting strapless in 2007. It was a brilliant experience to improve how to shoot those guys, feeling how their positioning is going on during long seconds or minutes. Indeed, each rider has its own style and own reading of the wave. I learnt a lot about how to surf such a big, long, swift and massive wave.

I defenitly respect more and more elements after such a priceless experience, nevertheless I was only watching Ponta Preta wave or shooting it with my camera. Never riding this giant wave! In life sometimes you need to be patient.

Post-production

Finaly, I decided during the editing of this short to cover the frames with classical music and especially Mozart (Symphony No. 40 in G) whom I highly appreciate.

I do not regret the choice of the sound selected for this video of Windsurfing Cabo Verde and I will forever keep beautiful images in my mind of this spot situated somewhere on the Earth.

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Kitesurfing Soma Bay Egypt

Kitesurfing Soma Bay Egypt with Daniel & Ninja Bichler

This video is my first video of kitesurfing, shot in Egypt, Soma Bay, where I had the chance to meet both sister and brother Bichler : Ninja Bichler is a very nice person and excellent strapless kitesurfer (and very good windsurfer too), and Daniel Bichler is a unique person who taught me properly how to kite.

It was in Club Mistral Safaga where I had my first planning kitesurfing, an amazing sensation (I used to have a sail in front of me). Many thanks again mates.

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Fabrice Delobette, film director

Björn Dunkerbeck Raphael Salles Titik Lopes Ponta Leme Bedje

Sunset meeting with Björn Dunkerbeck, Raphaël Salles & Titik Lopes riding Ponta Leme Bedje in Sal Island, Cape Verde

I had the chance to meet talented riders Björn Dunkerbeck windsurfing, Raphaël Salles & Titik Lopes kitesurfing, this was my first day in Cape Verde. A present of life.

Al of them were riding Ponta Leme Bedje in Sal Island, Cape Verde for the sunset session, in perfect and beautiful waves.

 

I will always remember the colors of the sky during this sunset.

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Santa Maria do Sal

Santa Maria do Sal Cabo Verde

Early 2006… which means cold winter in France, the best time to travel far away in a warm and windy place.

A friend (who owns an interesting blog SEO & Marketing & Online Travel) had told me about Sal Island and its virtues for relaxing, hanging around, sailing and meeting a very nice population. I decided to take a return airplane ticket from Paris with a friend. I never regretted it and I will always remember such a fantastic time spent in a very small village called Santa Maria situated in Island of Sal in Cape Verde.

We landed in a lovely boarding house called “Nha Terra” (which actually means “my land” in Portuguese and spent a lot of time on the beach at Club Mistral in the bay of Santa Maria, and obviously on the majestic ocean.

The first music in this video is a local Cape Verdean artist I heard during the breakfast in the pension Nha Terra. I asked the staff who was singing, they whispered the name of Jorge Neto, excellent for taking along my film. Watch it out !

Windsurfing Ponta Preta Cabo Verde Dreamin’

Windsurfing Josh Angulo, Brasilian and Cabo Verde teams

This video was shot in Ponta Preta. I love the first plan introducing US rider Josh Angulo, followed by local cape verdeans Titik Lopes, Djo Silva & Mitu Monteiro. And because language has the power to unify people, their new friends were riding with them (and more in this video of a windsurfing trip in Sal, cape Verde) Ricardo Campello, Marcilio Browne & Kauli Seadi.

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