New Words for Mindelo's Urban Creole 2014

Digital HD file, 16:9, 10 minutes and 26 seconds, sound
Displays neologisms aimed at enriching the vocabulary of the substratum Creole language spoken informally by the majority of the population across the islands of Cape Verde, where Destourelles was born and later lived and worked for a number of years. The neologisms, which derive from names of Portuguese colonial administrators and characters from Greek mythology, propose parallels between Cape Verde’s Portuguese colonial past and post-independence social dynamics that have emerged there since 1990, with the end of a single-party Marxist regime and the subsequent implementation of democracy and a free market economy.