Cesaria Evora


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Cesaria Evora

Cesária Évora, born August 27, 1941 in the port town of Mindelo on the Cape Verde island of São Vicente is a notable folk singer. She is known as the "barefoot diva" because of her propensity to appear on stage in her bare feet in support of the homeless and poor women and children of her country.

Long known as the queen of the morna, a soulful genre (descendant of the Portuguese fado) sung in Creole-Portuguese, she mixes her sentimental folk tunes filled with longing and sadness with the acoustic sounds of guitar, cavaquinho, violin, accordion,... more