« Passing on the next generation the unchanging memory of the great composers of the past, the popular cantadeiras, as well as that of the more humble composers and singers of our land. » This is how the group Raíz di Djarfogo (whose means « Roots of Fogo Island) expresses its aspirations. Its aim is both to preserve traditional heritage and to give it a fresh impulse. Its repertoire is borrowed directly from that of the saints’festivals, and particularly from the street and festive evensongs which specialized singers, the colador (male) and coladera (female) improvise to comment on the quality of the entertainment, or to beg for divine protection. These songs are scathingly critical, demonstrating a satirical art from which is called in Fogo, rafodjo, « mocking ». It is in order to defend this spirit that the group has invited a coladera, Dominguinha, to sing two songs with them which are characteristic of the bandeira festival : Braga Maria and a brial. In Raíz di Djarfogo’s repertoire, mornas and coladeiras, the archipelago’s most widespread genres, are alos represented. The singer’s -Putchota- rich interpretation conveys not only a common feeling of nostalgia, but also great love for the island and pride for its culture.