Saudade, Sodade!

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Cesária Évora - Mar Azul []

The Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora died at 70 in Hospital Baptista de Sousa, on the island of Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, “cardio-respiratory failure and acute cardiac high tension.”

The “barefoot diva” as the press often referred to Cesaria Evora was born 70 years ago in the city of Mindelo on the Cape Verdean island of St. Vincent, in a family of musicians.

Cize, as he was affectionately addressed by his friends, has become more international in the name of Cape Verde, a country where the world already knew great musicians as Louis Moraes and Bana.

In 1992, Cesaria Evora recorded “Miss Scented” and at 47 becomes a “star” in the world of international music world, partnering with leading musicians and trampling the most prestigious stages.

In 2004 she received a Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album, the album “Voz d'Amor.” Cize not stop and continues on successive tours, from time to time returning to their homeland.

On September 24, in an interview with Le Monde, says the singer has to finish his career for medical advice. Its promoter, Tumbao, issue a statement confirming the statements of “the barefoot diva” and realizing the sadness he felt at having to do so.

At 70 years old on August 27 in the past, and after a short visit to Lisbon, where he asked for a walk in the neighborhood of St. Benedict, Cesaria Evora has died in Cape Verde.

Throughout his career, in addition to numerous tours and performances on television, he recorded 24 albums, a DVD, “Live in Paris”, and recorded dozens of albums in collaborations.

CESARIA EVORA - Sodade. Live In Paris at Le Grand Rex, April 2004 []

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      2011.12.18 Edited

      Une pensée émue pour cette grande dame à la voix mystérieuse et envoûtante... Merci