Sao Vicente

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Barnes & Noble - Abraham Velez
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Abraham Velez
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.
All Music Guide - Jose Promis
Cesaria Evora, who at times has been referred to as a new Edith Piaf, turns in another masterful album with her first release of the new millennium, Sao Vicente. This album features several first-rate guest appearances, including Pedro Guerra, Caetano Veloso, Chucho Valdes, and North American blues superstar Bonnie Raitt who, as always, delivers a remarkable performance but none takes the stage from Cesaria. This is an album which, even when sunny and jubilant, still has an underlying theme of boundless sorrow, but in the end, the music is pure joy to the ear and the spirit. Highlights of the album include the elegant, nostalgic and sweeping opener, "Sao Vicente Di Longe" which is the title of the European version of the album. "Dor Di Amor" best illustrates how such joyful music, with jubilant beats and horns, can be so sad, with Cesaria's mournful laments decorating the uplifting song. The album includes more Latin-tinged songs, including "Tiempo Y Silencio" where she sings in Spanish, and nostalgic torch songs, such as "Linda Mimosa" and "Negue," which finds Cesaria accompanied solely by a piano, resulting in one of the most beautiful and touching performances on the album. As is always the case with this singer, the album is strong from start to finish. One can rejoice in Cesaria's musical journey, which proves that true art and emotion can find a route to success in an era of overwhelmingly manufactured artifice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2001
  • Label: Rca Victor
  • UPC: 019341159025
  • Catalog Number: 11590
  • Sales rank: 47,292

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 São Vincente Di Longe (4:18)
  2. 2 Homem Na Meio Di' Homem (4:39)
  3. 3 Tiempo y Silencio - Pedro Guerra (3:20)
  4. 4 Sabôr de Pecado (4:43)
  5. 5 Dor Di Amor (4:31)
  6. 6 Nutridinha (3:12)
  7. 7 Regresso (4:00)
  8. 8 Esperanca Irisada (4:30)
  9. 9 Ponta de Fi (3:57)
  10. 10 Crepuscular Solidão (5:33)
  11. 11 Linda Mimosa (3:48)
  12. 12 Negue (3:47)
  13. 13 Bondade E Maldade (5:02)
  14. 14 Fada (5:01)
  15. 15 Pic Nic Na Salamansa (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cesária Évora Primary Artist, Vocals
Caetano Veloso Track Performer
Bonnie Raitt Vocals
Chucho Valdés Track Performer
Orquesta Aragón Track Performer
Pancho Amat Tres
José Luis Cortés Flute
Ernesto Diaz Violin
Nicolas Gueret Tenor Saxophone
Kako Guitar, Cavaquinho
George Seba Choir Conductor
Teofilo Chantre Background Vocals
Régis Gizavo Accordion
Simentera Background Vocals
Jose Luis Hernandez Tenor Saxophone
Pedro Guerra Vocals
Danny Rodriguez Cello
Allen Hoist Alto Saxophone
Demetrio Muniz Conductor
Totinho Saxophone
Gerardo García Violin
Silvano Michelino Percussion
Hugo Cruz Violin
Robert Herrera Viola
Fernando Andrade Piano, Background Vocals
Lura Background Vocals
Peter Volpe Trumpet
Julian Corrales Violin
Jos Marón Viola
Julio Cesart Garcia Violin
Christophe Dutray Trumpet
Philippe Henry Trombone
Technical Credits
Stephanie Caisson Engineer
José Luis Cortés Horn Arrangements
Jose Da Silva Producer
Jean-Pierre Pollet Engineer
Demetrio Muniz String Arrangements
Ronaldo Lima Engineer
André Perriat Mastering
Fernando Andrade Arranger, Orchestra Director
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    s'wonderful

    I say s'wonderful because I first heard this wonderful voice in a boutique in Sedona, Arizona and Cesaria's smooth and well-toned voice blended so well with the scenery in that beautiful town. Cesaria is in a league of her own and it makes me so very happy whenever I play this CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    beautiful

    From the very first notes of this cd, it makes me happy. I love love love this. Quality music; gorgeous and perfect.

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