In 1462, the first African slaves were settled on the island of Cape Verde brought by the Portuguese colony. It is supposed that they were the first inhabitants of the archipelagos. They carried with them the rhythms and the seeds of what became the Batuque: a music form, performed mostly by women, both singers and dancers. The singers repeat very strong lyrics, sitting in a circle and beating the rhythm with their hands on a piece of cloth between their legs, while one woman performs a sensual dance with her hips in the middle of the circle. During the colonial era, it has been strongly forbidden but it remained alive in clandestinely. The group Raiz de Tambarina, one of the oldest groups of Batuque on Santiago Island, is composed of ordinary people, saleswomen, fish merchants, drivers… Through their everyday life and performances we discover Cape Verde today and their passion for the Batuque.