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In Cape Verde, song is fundamental to life. In Vita's family, an ancestral legend promises death to any girl that tries.
In Cape Verde, song is fundamental to life. Marriages, burials, get-togethers, break-ups, elections and inaugurations are all accompanied by song. Only young Vita doesn’t have the right to sing. In her family, an ancestral legend promises death to any girl that tries. Before leaving for France to continue her studies, she reiterates her promise to her mother. No song will ever pass her lips. In Paris, Vita meets a young muscian, Pierre, and falls in love with him. Exhilirated, she lets herself go and hums a few notes. She has a magnificent voice. Enthralled, Pierre convinces her to record a disc. But Vita is terrified because she has defied the curse. She decides to return home, confess all to her mother and bear the yoke of tradition. With Pierre’s help, Vita organizes a lavish party in which she stages her own funeral and resurrection, thus showing her family, friends and people, that anything is possible for whoever has the courage to dare.