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Very Best Of (2002)

Artist: Cesaria Evora
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Format: CD
Sku: 60568664
UPC: 090266398423
UPC 14: 00090266398423
Release Date: 9/24/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Sodade - (bonus track, featuring Bonga) ~ Cesaria Evora
2. Fala Pa Fala - (bonus track) ~ Cesaria Evora
3. Carnaval De Sao Vincente ~ Cesaria Evora
4. Crepuscular Solidao ~ Cesaria Evora
5. Cize ~ Cesaria Evora
6. Petit Pays ~ Cesaria Evora
7. Tchintchirote ~ Cesaria Evora
8. Angola ~ Cesaria Evora
9. Vida Tem Um So Vida ~ Cesaria Evora
10. Bondade E Maldade ~ Cesaria Evora
11. Sangue De Beirona ~ Cesaria Evora
12. Flor Di Nha Esperanca ~ Cesaria Evora
13. Lua Nha Testemunha ~ Cesaria Evora
14. Esperanca Irisada ~ Cesaria Evora
15. Nho Antone Escaderode ~ Cesaria Evora
16. Fidjo Maguado - (bonus track) ~ Cesaria Evora
17. Embarcado - (radio edit, featuring Kayah) ~ Cesaria Evora

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Cesaria Evora, Kayah, Bonga (vocals); Nando Andrade (conductor); Armando Tito (guitar).
Muze PNote Recorded between 1991 & 2002.
Muze PNote Personnel: Armando Tito (guitar).
Muze PNote Recording information: 1997-2001.
Muze PNote Photographer: Youri Lenquette.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Fran?ois Post.
Muze PNote That Cape Verde's C?saria vora is justifiably called the Queen of Morna, the music with the lilting ache, is beyond question; she can convey emotion in a small inflection of her voice. But the woman also known as the Barefoot Diva is just as surefooted on the more up-tempo coladeiras, and both styles are well represented on this compilation, which pulls from several of her albums over an 11-year period. The tracks of real interest, though, are those that have never seen the light of day before, including a new version of her trademark tune, "Sodade," featuring a duet vocal from Angola's Bonga that adds little to her original version. "Fala Pa Fala" takes her more into Afro-Cuban territory, rhythmically sprung but not especially memorable, and "Embaraca?ao," another duet, this time with Polish singer Kayah, proves equally forgettable. In fact, of the bonus tracks, only one, the lilting "Fidjo Maguado," is the equal of her best work. Those who are fans of vora's honeyed voice will likely already have her albums, and the previously unreleased material is only likely to attract the really hardcore. For those just looking for a way into the luminous world of vora's vocals, however, this is the perfect introduction. ~ Chris Nickson

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Bonga
Muze Guest Artist Kayah

Artist Overview

Cape Verdean songstress Ces ria vora was a bit of a musical late bloomer; she released her first album of morna music (a combination of West African and Brazilian styles) in 1992 at age 47 and, four years later, became an international sensation. Her vocals drew comparisons to Edith Piaf and Billie Holiday, while her down-to-earth "Barefoot Diva" personality won her respect the world over. From 1995 to 2009, vora recorded numerous albums, including the acclaimed CAF ATLANTICO and SAO VICENTE.

Compilation Appearances

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/24/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 63984
Music Label Name Label : Bluebird RCA (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00090266398423

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