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Sao Vicente
     

Sao Vicente

by Cesária Évora
 

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Will the real divas please stand up? With her rags-to-riches story and hard-living past, Cape Verde's Cesaria Evora earns the title even before she opens her mouth. Sure enough, the diva gets her due on the opulent São Vicente -- Cesaria sounds sultry, mournful, and just plain wonderful as ever, her sensuous contralto and worldly wise humility raising

Overview

Will the real divas please stand up? With her rags-to-riches story and hard-living past, Cape Verde's Cesaria Evora earns the title even before she opens her mouth. Sure enough, the diva gets her due on the opulent São Vicente -- Cesaria sounds sultry, mournful, and just plain wonderful as ever, her sensuous contralto and worldly wise humility raising the Cape Verdean morna to realms of Piaf-style art song. Orchestrator Jaques Morelenbaum (collaborator with suave Brazilians Caetano Veloso and Tom Jobim) is again on hand -- among others -- to command an exquisite array of string and horn settings, while the colorful guest roster features Veloso, Brazil's great songwriter-poet; Cuban legends Orquesta Aragón and Chucho Váldes; and blues mama Bonnie Raitt. Evora's wistful crooning is a cousin to the flat-out misery of Portuguese fado -- but leavened with African rhythm and island sunshine, tracks such as "Dor di Amor" and "Bondade e Maldade" lend a surprisingly festive flavor. Sparked by the success of the Buena Vista Social Club (who likewise toiled in obscurity before finding fame in their careers' September), Evora's been paired lately with Cuban players, a combination that works, as Cesaria's music has a rustic maritime lilt all its own. "Linda Mimosa" takes a breezy trip into mambo territory, while Váldes provides delicate, yearning piano on the intimate torch song "Negue." Bonnie Raitt's poignant slide licks and crooning (in Evora's native Kriolu!) sound strikingly natural on the lovely duet, "Crepuscular Solidão." Those seduced by 1999's Grammy-nominated Café Atlantico should take at least as much delight in the barefoot diva's latest offering.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2001
Label:
Rca Victor Europe
UPC:
0743218366826
catalogNumber:
183668

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cesaria Evora   Primary Artist,Vocals
Caetano Veloso   Vocals
Chucho Valdés   Piano
Pancho Amat   Tres
José Luis Cortés   Flute
Ernesto Diaz   Violin
Nicolas Gueret   Tenor Saxophone,Horn Section
Kako   Guitar,Cavaquinho
Rogelio Martínez   Violin
Douglas Mbida   Choir, Chorus
Jaques Morelenbaum   Cello
Alceu de Almeida Reis   Cello
Teofilo Chantre   Background Vocals
Régis Gizavo   Accordion
Simentera   Background Vocals
José Luis   Percussion
Jose Luis Hernandez   Tenor Saxophone,Horn Section
Michel Bessler   Violin
Bernardo Bessler   Violin
Walter Hack   Violin
Pedro Guerra   Vocals
Marcio Eymard Malard   Cello
Totinho   Saxophone
Gerardo García   Violin
Silvano Michelino   Brazilian Percussion
José Alves Da Silva   Violin
Hugo Cruz   Violin
Fernando Andrade   Piano,Background Vocals
Marie-Celine Chrone   Choir, Chorus
Peter Volpe   Trumpet,Horn Section
Ricardo Amado Da Silva   Violin
Julian Corrales   Violin
Christophe Dutray   Trumpet,Horn Section
Philippe Henry   Trombone,Horn Section
Daniel Rodriguez   Cello
João Daltro de Almeida   Violin
Iván Valiente   Double Bass
Carlos "Kalú" Monteiro   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Silvio Duquesne   Violin
Miguel Gomes   Conga
Andrés Escalona   Double Bass
Yanela Lojos   Harp
João "Kako" Alves   Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Cavaquinho
Ernesto Varona Rodríguez   Alto Saxophone,Horn Section
Jorge Kundert Ranevsky   Cello
Antonella Lima Pareschi   Violin
Georges Seba   Choir, Chorus,Choir Conductor
Antonio "Totinho" Domingos Gomes Fernandes   Percussion,Saxophone,Background Vocals
Antonio "Tô" Alves   Background Vocals,Cavaquinho
Alyoth Marishal   Violin
Allen Hoise   Alto Saxophone,Horn Section
Aderito "Aderito" Gonçalves   Slide Guitar
Emilito Del Monte   Bongos,Conga,Bata
Elpidio Chapotín   Trumpet,Horn Section
Elizabeth Corrales   Violin
Denner De Castro Campolina   Double Bass
Leonel Bermúdez   Violin
Justo Elpidio Flores   Violin
Julio Cesar Garía   Violin
Roy Ávila Serrano   Cello
Rogers Esse   Choir, Chorus
Paschoal Perrolta   Violin
Mickey Campilango   Cello

Technical Credits

Cesaria Evora   Composer
José Luis Cortés   Horn Arrangements
Ernesto Diaz   String Section
Rogelio Martínez   String Section
Jaques Morelenbaum   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Alceu de Almeida Reis   String Section
Teofilo Chantre   Composer
Jean-Pierre Pollet   Engineer
Jesuina Noronha Passaroto   String Section
Michel Bessler   String Section
Bernardo Bessler   String Section
Walter Hack   String Section
Pedro Guerra   Composer
Germán Pedro Ibáñez   Composer
Agostinho José   Composer
Marcio Eymard Malard   String Section
Demetrio Muniz   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Maria Christine Springuel   String Section
Ronaldo Lima   Engineer
Laurent Barbarand   Artwork
Arturo Silva   Composer
Enzo deAlmeida Passos   Composer
Lela de Maninha   Composer
Manuel de Novas   Composer
Gerardo García   String Section
Luis Pastor   Composer
José Alves Da Silva   String Section
Hugo Cruz   String Section
Fernando Andrade   Arranger
Ricardo Amado Da Silva   String Section
Julian Corrales   String Section
Jos Marón   String Section
Adelino Moreira   Composer
Daniel Rodriguez   String Section
João Daltro de Almeida   String Section
Iván Valiente   String Section
Ma. Eugenia Guerrero   Executive Producer
Silvio Duquesne   String Section
Rafael Cutiño   String Section
Andrés Escalona   String Section
Yanela Lojos   String Section
Mario Lucio   Composer
José Da Silva   Producer
Gerard Dahan   Composer
Jorge Kundert Ranevsky   String Section
Antonella Lima Pareschi   String Section
Rafael Lay Bravo   Arranger
Gregorio Goncalves   Composer
Stéphane Caisson   Engineer
Amilcar Cabral   Composer
Alyoth Marishal   String Section
Elizabeth Corrales   String Section
Denner De Castro Campolina   String Section
Leonel Bermúdez   String Section
Koza Belleli   Composer
Justo Elpidio Flores   String Section
Julio Cesar Garía   String Section
Jose Ricardo Volker Taroada   String Section
Joaquim Beltencourt   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Roy Ávila Serrano   String Section
Roberto Herrera   String Section
Paschoal Perrolta   String Arrangements,String Section
Nario Lucio   Vocal Arrangements
Mickey Campilango   String Section

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