Melissa Fortes

Musician in Rotterdam, Nederland

Melissa Fortes

Musician in Rotterdam, Nederland

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As a professional singer Melissa has been active for over twelve years. She has had the chance to work with various famous national and international artists. Singing backing vocals for Sharon Doorson, Nelson Freitas, Dina Medina, Gregor Salto and CaboCubaJazz Melissa performed on stages all around the world. Melissa's music is a mix of warm Cape Verdean and Brazilian influences and a touch of jazz and soul. She loves World Music and is especially drawn to artists that aren't afraid to mix up traditional music with contemporary styles.

In 2013 Melissa was named Radio 6 Soul & Jazz (Netherlands national radio station) talent and was nominated for a Radio 6 Soul & Jazz Award in the category Best Talent. After the successful releases of her singles 'Lullaby' (2013), 'Deixa a Chuva Passar' (2014) and 'Levam ma bo' (2015) Melissa released her debut album 'Sonho de um Beija-flor' in december of 2015.


Holland | Available in all music stores (order) also via, Media Markt , the Plaatboef and VelvetMusic. In Rotterdam, Spensshop Rotterdam (Nieuwe Binnenweg 189 ) and Original Beauty Salon ( Short Bajonetstraat 70 ).

Belgium & Luxemburg | Available in all music stores (order)

Cabo Verde | Stores of Harmonia Lda.
More information Sebastião dos Santos | E:

The rest of the world please contact

Downloaded digitally on iTunes, Google, Spotify and more. Mailorder at

06 apr / 17 apr
Sonho de um Beija-flor Tour Cabo Verde | During this tour I will travel to three islands with performances in more than three venues. More details soon!

5/6 may
Performing in the new musictheater play HELDEN: Geïnspireerd op het leven van Amilcar Cabral. More details soon!


My album was made possible with the support of my crowdfunders. Take a look at my Wall of Fame with the names of my supporters! Thank you guys!! :D