Very Best Of CD (2002)

Artist: Cesaria Evora

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Product Overview


Label Rca Records
SKU 60568664
UPC 090266398423
UPC 14 00090266398423
Format CD
Release Date 9/24/2002
Author Cesaria Evora
Compilation Appearance Welcome To Bregovic:best Of Goran Bre
Associated Artist/Work Keita, Salif
Artist Influence dith Piaf
Artist Influence Am lia Rodrigues
Artist Influence Antonio Carlos Jobim
Artist Influence Astrud Gilberto
Artist Influence Billie Holiday
Artist Influence Caetano Veloso
Artist Influence Francisco Fialho
Artist Influence Gilberto Gil
Artist Influence Jim Reeves
Artist Influence Joao Gilberto
Artist Influence The Mendes Brothers
Artist Influence Tito Paris
Artist Contemporary Afro-Cuban All Stars
Artist Contemporary Ali Farka Tour?
Artist Contemporary Baaba Maal
Artist Contemporary Bana
Artist Contemporary Bebel Gilberto
Artist Contemporary Buena Vista Social Club
Artist Contemporary Chavela Vargas
Artist Contemporary Chico Serra
Artist Contemporary Dalida (France)
Artist Contemporary Dulce Pontes
Artist Contemporary Elena Burke
Artist Contemporary Fantcha
Artist Contemporary Mar¡a Dolores Pradera
Artist Contemporary Mercedes Sosa
Artist Contemporary Miriam Makeba
Artist Contemporary Omara Portuondo
Artist Contemporary Orchestra Baobab
Artist Contemporary Paulino Vieira
Artist Contemporary Salif Keita
Artist Contemporary Sheila Chandra
Artist Contemporary Te¢filo Chantre
Artist Contemporary The Tahitian Choir
Artist Contemporary Youssou N'Dour
Artist Contemporary Zap Mama
Artist Follower Bau
Artist Follower Boy Ge Mendes
Artist Follower Charles Marcellesi
Artist Follower Cristina Branco
Artist Follower Fantcha
Artist Follower Ferro Gaita
Artist Follower Ildo Lobo
Artist Follower Jorge Fernando
Artist Follower Lena Franca
Artist Follower M¡sia (Portugal)
Artist Follower Mariza
Artist Follower Raiz Di Djarfogo
Artist Follower Simentera
Technical Info
CatalogID 63984
Lable Name Bluebird RCA (USA)
Released 09/24/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00090266398423
Musical Guests
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Cesaria Evora, Kayah, Bonga (vocals); Nando Andrade (conductor); Armando Tito (guitar).
Recorded between 1991 & 2002.
Personnel: Armando Tito (guitar).
Recording information: 1997-2001.
Photographer: Youri Lenquette.
Unknown Contributor Role: Fran?ois Post.
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
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.
Disc 1
1 Sodade - (bonus track, featuring Bonga)
2 Fala Pa Fala - (bonus track)
3 Carnaval De Sao Vincente
4 Crepuscular Solidao
5 Cize
6 Petit Pays
7 Tchintchirote
8 Angola
9 Vida Tem Um So Vida
10 Bondade E Maldade
11 Sangue De Beirona
12 Flor Di Nha Esperanca
13 Lua Nha Testemunha
14 Esperanca Irisada
15 Nho Antone Escaderode
16 Fidjo Maguado - (bonus track)
17 Embarcado - (radio edit, featuring Kayah)
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