Diva Aux Pieds Nus

Diva Aux Pieds Nus

by Cesária Évora
     
 

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Césaria Évora is the barefoot diva, as the title of her debut album says. When the queen of Cape Verdean music takes the stage, she does so barefoot in support of poor women around the world. The opening track of La Diva Aux Pieds Nus, "Bia Lulucha" is a traditional song gussied up by a disco dancefloor treatment. TheSee more details below

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Césaria Évora is the barefoot diva, as the title of her debut album says. When the queen of Cape Verdean music takes the stage, she does so barefoot in support of poor women around the world. The opening track of La Diva Aux Pieds Nus, "Bia Lulucha" is a traditional song gussied up by a disco dancefloor treatment. The track steams right along, buoyed by Manu Lima's synthetic wizardry, and was a huge hit in the Cape Verdean community. Évora's rendition of a Vinicius de Moraes and Antonio Carlos Jobim samba also swings and her voice soars from its guttural depths. As always, her mornas on this album are very soulful and strong. She has since made much finer albums and this should not be the starting point for the novice. However, the album does have some strong tracks and the musicians are the best in Cape Verdean music circles. For fans of the diva, the album is worth adding to their collection. It was her first. Recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2004
Label:
Bmg Special Product
UPC:
0755174889622
catalogNumber:
148896
Rank:
80316

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cesaria Evora   Primary Artist,Vocals
João Motta   Guitar
Manu Lima   Keyboards
Louis Morais   Clarinet,Saxophone
Paulino Vieira   Piano,Choir, Chorus
Armando Tito   Guitar
Ze Antonio   Guitar,Cavaquinho
Toy Vieira   Cavaquinho
Ventura   Violin
Martinez   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Manu Lima   Arranger,Programming
Louis Morais   Arranger
Paulino Vieira   Arranger
Ruis Novais   Engineer
José de Silva   Producer
Anastasia Tsioulcas   Liner Notes
Gérard Weiss   Engineer
Dean Harmeyer   Art Direction

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