Cesária Évora Retires

The legendary Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora has been forced to cancel her latest tour due to health reasons. Unfortunately she is also retiring from music at the age of 70. Cesária is best known for the morna, a style of music strongly associated with the islands that combines West African percussion with Portuguese fados, Brazilian modhinas, and British sea shanties. Here is an amazing performance of “Angola” at La Bataclan, Paris in 1995. One of the world’s greatest voices will surely be missed. Check out her official website cesaria-evora.com

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