In Focus Podcast

Episode 129 

…Her 10-song debut CD is entitled KabuMerikana: The Sum of Me.


Welcome performing artist; vocalist, songwriter, and music and culture educator, Candida Rose, to In-Focus Podcast Number 129. Candida is also a budding author. She was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and is a second-generation, American-born Cabo Verdiana, whose parents were from the Cape Verdean Islands (Cape Verde).

She is a mother and grandmother. Candida Rose Baptista’s professional stage name is Candida Rose. Her 10-song debut CD is entitled KabuMerikana: The Sum of Me.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music specializing in African-American/World music performance, with a minor in African-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Candida also has a Master’s degree from UMass Boston in Transnational, Cultural, and Community Studies. For more info go to

Candida talks with The Artist Index performing artists host, Scott Bishop, about her background, hometown, Cape Verdean heritage, and lots more. This episode was recorded in Scott’s recording studio in 2022.

We continue using Zoom, our podcast host’s studios, and our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place in New Bedford. Until then, we will continue to podcast remotely, in order to accommodate our guests’ schedules and, in some cases, because they don’t live in the South Coast of Massachusetts or, to allow them to remain in the comfort of their homes.

The whole concept of The Artists Index and our journey is still in the making and very organic. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!



Candida Rose

Golden Rose Music
P.O. Box 7560
New Bedford, MA 02742

Instagram: https://goldenrosemusic



This program is supported in part by a grant from the New Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


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