Césaria Évora

From the islands of Cabo Verde, off the West Coast of Africa, Cesária Évora’s rise to the status of world music diva around the age of fifty is a testament to the transcendent power of music. Centered largely on the morna, a mostly minor key style of music which explores feelings of loss and mournful expression, Évora’s voice drips with emotion yet soars like a bird slowly rising in bold, deliberate strokes. Cabo Verde’s unique location, several hundred miles off the coast of Senegal, and the long colonial history as a Portuguese colony and a major port of the slave trade, are contributing factors... Read More

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