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Cachupa Psicadélica is a musical project created and led by Lula's (aka Luís Gomes). Born and raised in Mindelo, in Cape Verde's São Vicente island, Lula's was a child in the 80s and, in his teens, fell in love with the 90s Seattle rock scene, in a “latin-rocker” filled Mindelo. He moved to Portugal in the late 90s to study and, after having played in several local bands and musical projects, he came to terms with his musical identity and vision and named it Cachupa Psicadélica. “Cachupa” is a famous dish (often referred to as the national dish) from Cape Verde – a slow cooked stew of corn, beans, cassava, sweet potato, fish or meat. In Cachupa Psicadélica, Lula's uniquely blends, in his own stew, traditional Cape Verdean/Creole roots with psychedelia and alt-rock influences – a musical journey that kicked off in the Lisbon suburbs where he has lived for many years. “Music for photosynthesis”. He released “Último Caboverdiano Triste” (“The Last Sad Cape Verdean”) in late 2015, an album that opened doors of several important music festivals and events including Vodafone Mexefest, Red Bull Music Academy's Boiler Room and NOS em D'Bandada. Lula's has also participated in several other musicians' albums, including key appearances on records by Branko (Buraka Som Sistema), Octa Push and major Fado singer Cristina Branco (here as one of the writers in an album considered by many the Portuguese album of the year in 2016). This year he played a headlining show in CCB, one of Lisbon's most important musical venues, and was nominated in “Somos Cabo Verde” for the award for best Cape Verdean music act of the year (the winner will be announced in July). He is now preparing his follow-up to “Último Caboverdiano Triste”, due to be released in 2018.