Morna is traditional Cape Verdean music. The music describes the reality of the thoughts of a particular people or nation, through music you can learn a little about the culture, habits and popular beliefs, morals and traditions of a people. Musically, every people expresses itself according to its genre, its idiosyncrasy, its moments and circumstances.
In the history of the Morna, various elements of various origins are connected: the Arab moans, the joyful African rhythms, the songs of the settlers, that is to say, the songs of the mockery and the wickedness of the Portuguese conquerors. However, the slave, rather than the settler, was the bearer of the lament, because he represented the most oppressed class and lived in an environment of suffering.