Philip Monteiro, grew at a cross and Lusophone African influences. Child tray Dakar, he has been rocked by the sound of coladeiras the family home but also by the Sabars neighborhood Senegalese these festivals in which dancers compete with virtuoso percussionists. From its origins Cape Verde, Philip Monteiro inherited a natural sense of melody and subtle harmonies and sweet that has made known his compatriot Cesaria Evora. But also, like any true "Boy Dakar," he has in the kidneys of the magic that groovy syncopated rhythms with science. In a passionate teenage football and electronics, Philip Monteiro discovered the music of Kassav and Manu Lima. In Dakar, it is discovered by Kassav Zouk then, a tidal wave came from the Caribbean, which will impact on any part of Africa and colonize Cape Verde.
Manu Lima, another Dakar, with his band "Cape Green Show" modernized at that time the Cape Verdean music and lays the groundwork for a generation of budding musicians.
In 1989, Philip Monteiro emigrated to the USA where he settled in the suburbs of Boston. That time of Jodeci, Teddy Riley and early NWA. A musical force that does not fail to impress the young musician. Then in 1995, Philip Monteiro, Calu Di Brava and singer Gama form the trio "PHILIP MONTEIRO LOVERS AND FRIENDS. This magical trio gave birth to the album PAKE WADA. And despite the youth of the trio, the talent was already there. Will Come afterwards with the tower, the album "CRITICA" which will be conducted in the United States in conjunction with HOME BOYS. Then a few years later the compilation "FRIENDS LOVERS 2" can be found platinum. Compared with 'Friends Lovers 1 "," Lovers 2 Friends "is rather a compilation in which Philip gave us a demonstration of his talents as a singer-songwriter-producer. It was fun to find Calu Di Brava, Gama and discover the talents of JAIR OB1 . In this album, one begins to perceive the style of Philip that stands out the melodies and lyrics hot and sensual. The public feeling invaded by the originality and quality of writing his textes.En 2002, c ' is the revelation to the public of Senegal and internationally with the huge box of "THE REMIX". This is his first solo album platinum. And what about this record, except that Philip is a real product jewel. With titles like "Amor," a duet with singer Viviane Ndour and "Alta Segurança" Philip Monteiro remains No. 1 in several charters speaking countries and the single disc is also GOLD. A note of occasions as "LOCURA", "NO BEN Dance" and "Sara." In Senegal, Philip managed to conquer a wider audience definitely during the FIFA World Cup 2002 with the single "Gaïndé Njaay" hymn dedicated to the team Senegal Football: The Lions of Teranga.
All styles are featured in this beautiful album. All titles are tubes. Today "The Remix" constitut a benchmark music Cabo.
In December 2004, seems the compilation "PHILIP MONTEIRO AND FRIENDS." This album is a very successful marriage between Cabo and zouk love. Melodies and lyrics that captivate: this is where all the know-how of Philip. This album, produced with artists like Jose Azancoth, Mariza, Talina, Gama, Paulette, JAIR OB1, AN2 or Princess Lover, wants to celebrate the union of Africa and the Caribbean. Signed a production TROPICA SPACE MUSIC. The result was the exceptional international tour that he engaged in Portugal, France, Luxembourg and other countries. Thousands of fans gave an appointment to see the Messiah of Cabo Philip Monteiro what became the world.
In 2005, "Tornado" as a gust just sweep everything in its path by giving us the voice quality of new artists discovered by Philip Monteiro. Artists like the young with whom he signed Corine "YAW REK LEU," Constance and Paulette with whom he once worked in "JOIAS AFRICA Vol 1 and 2" (platinum in 2003), GG with many hits including "PAKE ASSIM AGE", the talented and loyal JAIR OB1 GAMA and singer with whom he made the big hit "Shelter drunk coração" included in his solo album "Sai CU BO" ... Philip has also worked with To SEMEDO in his album "POR AMOR" as well as Bela in "Nha meigo.
The return of the child prodigy is now a double album that found "NUMBER ONE" a new album which is extracted from the first single "SAMA WO" (my call) and Best Of "THE GREATEST HITS "in which we find songs like Irresistivel, Tempestad, Gaïndé Ndaay, Insiparavel, Alta Seguranca ... For more info on the new album DISCOGRAPHY section.