Black in Portugal - Nuno Santos and his music of resistance


Nuno Santos (aka Chullage) is a second generation Cape Verdean living in Portugal. Half of his fellow Cape Verdeans in Lisbon don’t have official documents and live without basic human rights. Nuno writes blistering protest songs about being an immigrant in Europe, and his outspokenness has made him a target for right-wing attacks.

Yet Nuno has built a flourishing career out of the slums of Lisbon, where he spends all his spare time at a community centre he founded. It provides children with computers and after school classes. There’s a small recording studio where he teaches young talent to find and hone their skills. Check out his music at

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