At the Olympia

At the Olympia

by Cesária Évora


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At the Olympia

The former Portuguese colony of Cape Verde lies 600 kilometers off the Senegalese coast. Among the many local musical styles that can be heard on the island is the morna. The principle practitioner of this purportedly Portuguese-, Angolan-, and Brazilian-influenced musical form is Cesaria Evora. This CD documents two concerts morna master Evora gave in June of 1993 at the Olympia in Paris. With incredible ease and visceral strength, Evora sings song after song about love, loss, longing, and longevity. Minor-key and blues-sounding accompaniment is provided by a sextet on piano, harmonica, violin, guitar, clarinet, and cavaquinho (a four-string lute). A must-have for any morna fan, Cesaria Evora's A Live a L'Olympia highlights the good-natured "barefoot diva" at her best and in front of her devoted fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/18/2003
Label: Melodie (Cit570)
UPC: 3307517959126
catalogNumber: 79591
Rank: 164578

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cesaria Evora   Primary Artist,Vocals,Chant
Louis Morais   Clarinet
Bau   Violin,Cavaquinho
Paulino Vieira   Harmonica,Piano,Violin,Conductor,Cavaquinho
Armando Tito   Guitar
Toy Vieira   Cavaquinho
Jean Vaissade   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jose Da Silva   Producer,Art Direction
Paulino Vieira   Arranger,Contributor
Armando Tito   Contributor
Jean-Loup Morette   Engineer
Gerard Weill   Engineer,Contributor
Laurent Barbarand   Artwork
François Post   Promotions Director,Promotions Coordinator,Promoter
Gérard Weiss   Engineering

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