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Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Barefoot Diva, Cesária Évora

The barefoot diva of music with the bright voice was born on the 27th August 1941 in Mindelo, Cape Verde. Cesaria was given that nickname since she performed without shoes. This was a reminder of her poor childhood.



Cesaria lost her father at a young age and was raised by her mother. She ended up living in an orphanage where she first started to sing.
Évora was perhaps the best internationally known practitioner of  "morna".
In late September 2011, Evora's agent Lusafrica announced that she had ended her singing career due to poor health.
Today Cesária Évora died in Sao Vicente, in her native Cape Verde, from cardiorespiratory insufficiency and hypertension. She was 70 wears old.

 

One of the most amazing voices is gone but her music will never sleep. We'll miss you.





16 comments:

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  2. Δεν το ηξερα το τραγουδακι αλλα ειναι πολυ πολυ ομορφοοοο <3


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  3. I will miss her a lot! She is from Cabo verde, they speak a language based on mine(Portuguese) so all her songs are very special to me....One of the most well know ''Sodade'', whic in portuguese is saudade, means something like nostalgie, when we miss a loved one....

    Kisses Elsa!

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  4. We're gonna miss her too much.
    RIP

    xxx
    d.
    dandthoughts.blogspot.com

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  5. What a tragic story, but beautiful music indeed :)

    -j
    TORY BURCH GIVEAWAY

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  6. RIP Cesária Évora, amazing artist,

    Great post, sweetie :)

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    xoxo

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  7. Now it's our turn to sing about nostalgia to her.
    Have a wonderful pre christmas week!
    kisses

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  8. I don't know her, but this song is so nice ;-)

    Kisses xx
    theorangepigbykv.blogspot.com

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  9. i think it's amazing she performed with no shoes on. it shows you stay loyal to yourself, no matter what!

    xo
    Jinna
    http://greaseandglamour.com

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  10. This is sad to hear. I've always been a huge fan of her incredible music. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post in her honor.

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  11. of course i shall follow back x thank you for the comment

    you have impeccable taste in music! have you ever listened to etta james, nancy sinatra or nina simone. some of my all time favourites. a MUST ear treat

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  12. RIP Cesária Évora, I love her, she is great artist,
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