Cabo Verde [Expanded]

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All Music Guide - Jose Promis
Cabo Verde's artwork showcases a happier Césaria Évora than on her previous self-titled album which introduced her to North American audiences. She is pictured laughing, against light greens and blues, and the music itself is considerably more upbeat than that on her other albums this being her second U.S. release, but her sixth overall. However, the subject matter remains as sorrowful as ever, with lyrics translating to "The sea is the home of nostalgia/it separates us from distant lands/it separates us from our mothers, our friends/unsure if we'll see them again" "Mar E Morada de Sodade", and "You are mine, my beloved, even in heaven" "Bo E Di Meu Cretcheu". Not only does...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose Promis
Cabo Verde's artwork showcases a happier Césaria Évora than on her previous self-titled album which introduced her to North American audiences. She is pictured laughing, against light greens and blues, and the music itself is considerably more upbeat than that on her other albums this being her second U.S. release, but her sixth overall. However, the subject matter remains as sorrowful as ever, with lyrics translating to "The sea is the home of nostalgia/it separates us from distant lands/it separates us from our mothers, our friends/unsure if we'll see them again" "Mar E Morada de Sodade", and "You are mine, my beloved, even in heaven" "Bo E Di Meu Cretcheu". Not only does Évora sing her world-famous mornas, she also gives advice against the foolishness of youth, bringing to light the fact that much of the youth of her native land of Cape Verde has emigrated, leaving the remaining population with an incurable nostalgia. The album begins with several upbeat numbers, then, after the torchy, cabaret-styled "Partida," delves into moodier, more lamenting, and more glorious ballads. On "Coragem Irmon," Évora "duets" with the tenor saxophone of American jazz great James Carter. As with all her albums, this is an excellent collection of beautiful, soul-stirring songs, brought to life by Évora's marvelous voice. A winner in every respect also included are the lyrics' English translations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Rca Victor
  • UPC: 019341810124
  • Catalog Number: 18101
  • Sales rank: 54,518

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tchintchirote (3:14)
  2. 2 Sabine Larga'm (3:08)
  3. 3 Partida (6:16)
  4. 4 Sangue de Beirona (3:34)
  5. 5 Apocalipse (6:23)
  6. 6 Mar E Morada de Sodade (6:01)
  7. 7 Bo E Di Meu Cretcheu (3:40)
  8. 8 Coragem Irmon (6:29)
  9. 9 Quem Bô Ê (2:20)
  10. 10 Regresso (3:35)
  11. 11 Zebra (6:16)
  12. 12 Mae Velha (4:45)
  13. 13 Pe Di Boi (2:40)
  14. 14 Ess Pais (4:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cesária Évora Primary Artist
Chico Serra Piano
Alain Jean-Marie Piano
Jacques Bolognesi Accordion
James Carter Tenor Saxophone
Awa Background Vocals
Teofilo Chantre Background Vocals, Choeurs
Louis Morais Clarinet
Bau Violin, 10-string Guitar, 12-string Guitar, Cavaquinho
Nando Da Cruz Choeurs
Paulino Vieira Guitar, Piano, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Cavaquinho, 6-string bass, 12-string Bass Guitar, Choeurs, Basse
Armando Tito Guitar, Background Vocals, Choeurs
Zé Paris Bass, Bass Guitar
Vincent Segal Cello
Toy Vieira Background Vocals, Cavaquinho, Choeurs
Gerard Mendes Background Vocals, Human Whistle, Choeurs, Sifflet
Silvano Michelino Percussion
Jacinto Pereira Cavaquinho
Luis Ramos Guitar
Camille Soprane Soprano Saxophone
Escabes ? Background Vocals
Gisele ? Background Vocals
Nando Andrade Piano
Fabrice Thompson Percussion
Valerie Background Vocals
Lura Background Vocals
Luis Morais Clarinet
Technical Credits
Jose Da Silva Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Paulino Vieira Arranger, Digital Layout
Joao Magalhaes Engineer
Toy Vieira Composer
Christian Echaib Engineer
Armando Da Pina Composer
Manuel de Novas Composer
Harry Son Engineer
Anastasia Tsioulcas Liner Notes
Dean Harmeyer Art Direction
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