Vera Cruz - National Ambassador
Vera Cruz initiated her career in 1997 as a singer and co-founder of an Afro-reggae band in Brazil. Years later in Portugal, her passion for spoken words and poetry took her to a different dimension of performance demands and self discovery; she started to explore the acting and performing arts more fully and acted in plays, series, TV shows, soap operas, and films.
Between acting and storytelling, Vera is always curiously exploring unique and authentic ways to express herself artistically as well as promote other artists. She participated in different poetry festivals and performances, including creating and producing 2 plays which tackled women’s specific matters. Co-founder and producer of the monthly show - “Spoken Words Cabo Verde” since 2016, Vera has launched and currently promotes one of the most popular and well attended platforms for slam poetry, free style performance, acting, and singing for interested and talented individuals in Praia.