Eneida Marta is considered the great voice of Guinea-Bissau and through it she reveals the soul of his people, expressing their rhythms and rituals in her strong and compelling stage presence.
Descended from a family of artists, soon she began working her voice and showing it in voice and interpretation contests for children.
A few years later, after emigrating to Portugal, she met Juca Delgado, one of the most important producers of African music in Portugal, which brought her collaborations in works of renowned artists such as Don Kikas, Rui Sangara, Fernando Santos (Aiaia ) Aliu Bari, Punga and Iva and Ichi. With her first album, Nô Storia, edited by Maxi Music in 2001 and produced by Juca Delgado, she made a tour in Cape Verde, France, Holland, Germany, Guinea-Bissau and Portugal, which received critical acclaim both from the public as part of the media. With her second work, Eneida Marta received interest from labels such as "Putumayo", "Star Club"and "JPS Production".
It was with the prestigious American publisher, "Putumayo" that Eneida took part with a theme, Na Bu Mons, from her first CD, in a compilation dedicated to the music of the Portuguese colonies in Africa, "An Afro-Portuguese Odyssey (2002).
In 2002, Eneida Marta returns to surprise the media and its loyal audience with her second album, Amari, a maxi-single, which pays tribute to the music of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, and where she sings, too, in Arabic, showing her artistic side more restless and multifaceted. Eneida Marta has collaborated on several compilations, and also albuns of renowned artists in the African musical scene: Guiné - S. Tomé compilation of artists from Guinea Bissau and Sao Tome (2002), Para Além da Música album edited by CIC-Portugal to raise funds for humanitarian aid in Africa (2003), "Mindjer" of Nino Galissa (Guinea Bissau - 2004), Santa Mariazinha by Calo Pascoal (Angola - 2005), among others. The theme Mindjer Dolce Mel, was included in the compilation Acoustic Africa, from Putumayo World Music. In January 2006, her third album, Lope Kai, was edited by Iris Music (France), from which begins its first major Europe Tour - Tour Lope Kai 2006-2007. Eneida's work is based on a wide variety of styles, a fusion of her remarkable voice and delicate with hot rhythms like Gumbé, Tina, Singa ou Djambadon.
After a presentation in Womex (Seville) in 2008, and in the show dedicated to the history of modern music from Guinea held in the Aula Magna (Lisbon) in 2010, this year Eneida celebrates a decade-long career full of successes, embracing a new challenge: launching the album Eneida Marta com Angola Na Voz, an album consisting solely of Angolan music that petendes to be a tribute to the classics of the seventies of the country that marked so much her musical training.
In the '70s, musicians such as Bonga, Tetalando, Os Kiezos, Jovens do Prenda and many others, were the soundtrack of constant parties in Bissau. This significant collection music remains fresh in the minds of Eneida Marta and at this stage of his career, having recorded three albuns and a growing and cosolidated internationalization, the Guinean singer decides to revisit her childhood memories, surprising everyone, and proving that it she is above all, a singer of the world.
Never forgeting her Guinea, Eneida Marta launches into this trip with the classics together with her Angolan musicians and friends, all of which have had the opportunity to work with various musicians in this country. Eneida Marta looked this project like a real challenge, born of the desire of Juca Delgado to provide the singer "a trip around the world that speaks Portuguese."
Eneida Marta com Angola na Voz is more than just an album: it is a voyage through angolans classics, a veritable feast of emotions and hot rhythms, enhancing the multicultural value of Eneida Marta, and consolidating her role in the world music of today.
This year will also be launching the album Guiné Na Mundo Fora and a DVD on the History of Modern Music of Guinea-Bissau.
"If one day Guinea could sing, it should be with the voice of the Eneida."
Nuno Pacheco - music critic, deputy director of the Journal Publico