The Essential Cesaria Evora

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Cape Verde's Césaria Évora was 47 years old before her career really took off on an international level in the late '80s, and she quickly became known as the foremost purveyor of the morna, which blends West African percussion with Portuguese fados, Brazilian modhinas, and British sea shanties into beautiful and haunting songs of longing, and she is equally at home singing coladera, which are songs that flip the coin on morna from sad longing to joyous playfulness. The two-disc, 32-song compilation combines plenty of examples of both song forms, and it makes for a wonderful survey of Évora's impressive talent.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Cape Verde's Césaria Évora was 47 years old before her career really took off on an international level in the late '80s, and she quickly became known as the foremost purveyor of the morna, which blends West African percussion with Portuguese fados, Brazilian modhinas, and British sea shanties into beautiful and haunting songs of longing, and she is equally at home singing coladera, which are songs that flip the coin on morna from sad longing to joyous playfulness. The two-disc, 32-song compilation combines plenty of examples of both song forms, and it makes for a wonderful survey of Évora's impressive talent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2010
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886977548826
  • Catalog Number: 775488
  • Sales rank: 36,131

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Miss Perfumado (4:31)
  2. 2 Bia Lulucha (4:59)
  3. 3 Coragem Irmon (6:28)
  4. 4 Areia De Salamansa (3:32)
  5. 5 Cabo Verde Mandá Mantenhá (4:02)
  6. 6 Sodade (4:53)
  7. 7 Petit Pays (3:46)
  8. 8 São Vicente Di Longe (4:17)
  9. 9 Modje Trofel (3:29)
  10. 10 Passeio (4:48)
  11. 11 Tudo Dia E Dia (3:56)
  12. 12 Mar Azul (3:37)
  13. 13 Flôr Di Nha Esperança (4:15)
  14. 14 Velocidade (3:22)
  15. 15 Lua Nha Testemunha (6:21)
  16. 16 Tchintchirote (3:14)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cize (5:20)
  2. 2 Amor E Mar (4:33)
  3. 3 Negue (3:46)
  4. 4 Carnaval De São Vicente (3:49)
  5. 5 Isolada (5:27)
  6. 6 Tudo Tem Se Limite (4:32)
  7. 7 Angola (4:30)
  8. 8 Mar De Canal (4:03)
  9. 9 Beijo De Longe (3:59)
  10. 10 Vida Tem Um Só Vida (5:38)
  11. 11 Cabo Verde, Terra Estimada (4:37)
  12. 12 Sombras Di Distino (4:36)
  13. 13 Sangue De Beirona (3:34)
  14. 14 Cinturão Tem Mele (3:32)
  15. 15 Nho Antone Escaderode (3:46)
  16. 16 Dor Di Amor (4:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cesária Évora Primary Artist
James Carter Tenor Saxophone
Hamilton de Holanda Mandolin
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Manu Lima Arranger
David Foil Product Development
Jackson Braider Liner Notes
Roxanne Slimak Art Direction
Traditional Composer
Jennifer Liebeskind Product Development
Maria Triana Mastering
Morgadinho Composer
Tammy Van Aken Packaging Manager
Elisabeth Ladwig Graphic Design
A. Silva Composer
A. Moreira Composer
A. Cabral Composer
J. Monteiro Composer
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