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Cabo Verde

Cesaria Evora Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (13 May 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B000024QIG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,007 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Tchintchirote
2. Sabine Largam'
3. Partida
4. Sangue De Beirona
5. Apocalipse
6. Mar E Morada De Sodade
7. Bo E Di Meu Cretcheu
8. Coragem Irmon
9. Quem Bô E
10. Regresso
11. Zebra
12. Mae Velha
13. Pe Di Boi
14. Ess Pais

Product Description

Cesaria Evora sings morna, a cool mix of blues, jazz and Portuguese folk that is the national passion of Cape Verde. It's usually played on caviquinhos and guitars, sometimes piano, an occasional horn, with light touches of percussion. It is laidback compared to many other Latin and Portuguese derivatives, but it is made for the singer and the song. Cesaria Evora has a whiskey-and-cigarettes voice, a mournful, worldly style that has become what most folks think of when they say morna. Cabo Verde doesn't hit the high point of Miss Perfumado--it's a little heavier in the production and her voice not as powerful as in the past. But hers is still a magnificent voice, and if you have other Evora recordings, you'll want this one too. --Louis Gibson

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Uplifting music 6 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD
On this album, Cape Verde's greatest export to the world delivers another exquisite collection of mournful and yearning songs in her moving, bluesy voice. She sings in creolised Portuguese and the style (morna) is a mix of the Portuguese fado and African rhythms. Although Cape Verde lies just off the West African coast, this style has little in common with the mainland sounds from countries like Senegal or Mali. The instrumental mix includes guitars, the special rhythm guitar called cavaquino and even a clarinet to create an engaging polyrhythmic backing for Cesaria's graceful vocal style. Strangely, the sad songs have an uplifting effect on the spirit. Of the slower songs, my favourites are Ess Pais and Zebra, whilst the funkiest uptempo numbers are Quem Bo and Mae Velha. The track Pe Di Boi includes a lovely whistling interlude. The foot tapping dance track Sangue de Beirona is equally inspiring. This is an excellent album by one of the greatest artists in World Music today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Afro-Portuguese Sound & A Silk-Smooth Voice 14 Feb 2005
Format:Audio CD
I was sailing with some friends on an incredible trip to Africa, and we stopped briefly at the small island of Cabo Verde for supplies. I had never heard of Cesaria Evora before. I had really never heard much about Cabo Verde before this trip. In a small music/souvenier shop near the port, I heard this CD playing. I was hooked immediately. I bought a CD for myself and several for friends back home, and have never been more delighted with a chance find. My friends are still thanking me.
Cabo Verde was colonized by the Portuguese, and the combination of the African and Portuguese cultures makes for some fabulous music - a little similar to sounds from Brazil. The music on this CD is a combination of the 'fado' from Portugal, mixed with the Brazilian ballad-like 'choro,' and soulful 'forros,' along with Cape Verde's own particular island sound. There is no better way to understand this wonderful, nuanced music than to listen to it. And Ms. Evora, herself, plays her voice and makes a music that is very much her own.
The nostalgic "Partida," "Mar e Morada de Soledad," and "Ess Pais," are sung with a sadness and longing that evoke much emotion. Other cuts, like "Tchintchirote," and "Sangue de Beirona" make me want to just get up and dance to the Oh So Sensual Beat! It is Ms. Evora's soft, silky-smooth, engaging voice that is so special. She is backed by strings - the guitar and an instrument called the 'cavaquinho'- but the rhythms are pure island. A terrific CD! You will enjoy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensible 29 Nov 2012
Format:Audio CD
If ever there was a rhythm to get under your skin it's that of Cabo Verde; it's a classic in the oeuvre of Cesaria Evora, and once you've started it's impossible to put this album down. For better or worse, it will live with you forever.

I defy anyone to even begin to analyse or interpret the hold how these writhing, ephemeral yet most basic sounds affect us, yet they do, and on the most fundamental level.

There's a truth here which is indisputable yet hard to fully grasp. Just listen to Apocalypse, for instance; it's almost as if a child, someone uncorrupted by the processes of having to find a way to exist in this world, begins to ask the most basic - and unanswerable - questions.

You'll find it hard to resist, but you'll emerge chastened and somewhat raw from listening to this album. Raw, but burnished with the irrepressible joy in life of Cesaria Evora, and that's a price worth paying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 21 Mar 2014
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One of her best albums, love it! Cesaria Evora is one of my favourite artists. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes music from Brazil.
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