Saturday, January 06, 2007

Cesária Evora

Her full name is Cesária Joana Evora and she is known as Cise to her friends. But the world has come up with a new name for her: the Barefoot Diva. Born in August 1941 in the city of Mindelo in São Vicente, one of the ten islands which make up the Cape-Verdean archipelago.

The song she sings in this video is Sodade, a morna (a genre of cape-verdean music related to related to Portuguese fado, Angolan lament and Brazilian modinha).

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