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Ravishing is the word that springs to the lips: one of those tiresome British understatements, but it'll have to do. Evora has the most glorious voice, the melodies are heartrendingly Portuguese, the guitar-runs have escaped from a fado recording. The classic piano and string group of Miss Perfumada help explain its near-bestselling status, the near-Brazilian rhythms add the zip that tops the whole thing off. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music, Rovi

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It's a travesty. This album is a magical piece of work. Get it! Listen to it often. It will make your life better. I had it in CD form and have been without it for a couple years. Having it back in my life is like seeing an old friend after years apart.

Evora Rules!

Cesaria Evora has a hauntingly beautiful voice that transcends all language boundaries. Even if you cannot speak the language the tones haunt the soul, the music is therefore translated. Evora rules!

So different and so fresh

A great album.....i have been listening to it since 1992 and i still love it !.....We will miss her !


Born: August 27, 1941 in Mindelo, Cape Verde

Genre: World

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A native of the island nation of Cape Verde, Cesária Évora was 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...
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