Year: 1992 (CD 1992)
Label: Lusafrica Records, RCA Records (Germany), 74321188212
Style: Latin, Folk, Afro-Cuban
Country: Cape Verde (West Africa)
Size: 414 Mb
Cesaria Evora (August 1941 – 17 December 2011) was a Cape Verdean popular singer. Nicknamed the "Barefoot Diva" for performing without shoes, she was also known as the "Queen of Morna".
In the 1960s, she started singing on Portuguese cruise ships stopping at Mindelo as well as on the local radio. It was only in 1985 when at the invitation of Cape Verdean singer Bana she went to perform in Portugal. In Lisbon she was discovered by the producer Jose da Silva and invited to record in Paris.
Evora's international success came only in 1988 with the release of her first commercial album La Diva Aux Pieds Nus, recorded in France. Prior to the release of the La Diva Aux Pieds Nus album, Cesaria recorded her first LP titled "Cesaria" in 1987. This Album was later released on CD in 1995 as Audiophile Legends. Her 1992 album Miss Perfumado sold over 300,000 copies worldwide. It included one of her most celebrated songs, "Sodade".
In 2010, Evora performed a series of concerts, the last of which was in Lisbon on 8 May. Two days later, after a heart attack, she was operated on at a hospital in Paris. On the morning of 11 May 2010 she was taken off artificial pulmonary ventilation, and on 16 May she was discharged from the intensive-care unit and transported to a clinic for further treatment. In late September 2011, Evora's agent announced that she was ending her career due to poor health.
On 17 December 2011, aged 70, Evora died in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, from respiratory failure and hypertension. A Spanish newspaper reported that 36 hours before her death she was still receiving people – and smoking – in her home in Mindelo, popular for always having its doors open.
01. Sodade (04:53)
02. Bia (04:13)
03. Cumpade Ciznone (03:16)
04. Direito Di Nasce (04:42)
05. Luz Dum Estrela (04:26)
06. Angola (04:30)
07. Miss Perfumado (04:31)
08. Vida Tem Um So Vida (05:38)
09. Morabeza (04:23)
10. Recordai (04:29)
11. Lua Nha Testemunha (06:21)
12. Barbincor (04:01)
13. Tortura (04:01)
14. Angola (remix) (03:48)
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