Raised by an older Portuguese woman after being left alone by her father and mother, Sara showed great musical promise from a young age. Sara won Endemol song contest and also the Portuguese television song contest in 1994 which earned her a slot in the Eurovision Song contest at the age of 16.
She’s also known for singing the European-Portuguese version of “God Help the Outcasts” for the Disney movie “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” which won a Disney award for the best version of the original song. She also won a Portuguese Golden Globe for Best Portuguese Singer in 2000.
A second-generation Portuguese of Cape Verdean descent, she composes African, Portuguese and North American influenced world music. She composes in Portuguese and Portuguese-based creole languages.