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Cesaria Evora - Carnaval De Sao Vicente

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Published on Apr 4, 2008

A native of the island nation of Cape Verde, Césaria Évora is known as the country's foremost practitioner of the morna, which is strongly associated with the islands and combines West African percussion with Portuguese fados, Brazilian modhinas, and British sea shanties. Évora began singing morna at age 16 after meeting an attractive young guitarist. Her talent soon had her performing all over the islands, and in the late '60s two of her radio tapes were released as albums in the Netherlands and Portugal, respectively.

However, Évora never left her country, and gave up singing in the mid-'70s owing to lack of profit. In 1985, at the age of 45, she decided to return to music and traveled to Portugal to record two songs for an anthology of female Cape Verdean singers. This led to subsequent recording sessions in Paris, which resulted in four albums from 1988 to 1992. Her international fame grew, and she toured Europe, Africa, Brazil, and Canada, with stops in the United States to perform for Cape Verdean audiences. In the fall of 1995, she mounted her first large-scale American tour; subsequent recordings include 1997's Cabo Verde and 1999's Mar Azul and Cafe Atlantico.

With Évora now a certified international star, the new millennium didn't see any loss of momentum for the singer and she continued to record and tour the globe. Her 2001 release, Sao Vicente, featured numerous collaborations, including appearances from Bonnie Raitt, Orquesta Aragón, and Brazilian superstar Caetano Veloso. Already a well-televised figure in Europe, her growing popularity in North America led to an appearance on The David Letterman Show; a DVD, Live in Paris; the reissue of her 1974 album Distino di Belita; and the 2004 Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music recording for Voz d'Amor. The same year she was recognized by French culture minister Jean-Jacques Aillagon as an Officer des Arts et des Lettres. After another extensive tour, in 2006 Évora released Rogamar, much of which was recorded in her hometown of Mindelo.

Carnaval De Sao Vicente (jazzy carnaval mix).

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Semih Erseven
I love the people who love Cesaria .
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Semih Erseven
I feel so alone after her death.
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Maria Villadiego
Me encanta...magnífica...alimenta mi alma
Ana Murillo
She belongs to the whole world. Ella es universal e inmortal.
Genie Last
I just discovered her about three months ago . . . .  this song touches my soul. She was wonderful.
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ak1t4 machine
es la primera vez que escucho esto.. que maravilla de ritmos.. is the first time in my ears, awesome rythms.. im happy.. thanks a lot..
aziza gasanova
очень жаль, что уже нельзя послушать вживую
Andrew Pa
Great song and singer! RIP Cesaria.
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Nadia Toubal
WE LOVE YOU FOREVER ..SUCH A BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE VOICE PLEINTY OF EMOTIONS
dolnyy
Only God could create something so beautiful ( Google Translator -Polish to English :DDDD )
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