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A Tribute to Cesária Évora

The beloved, Grammy Award winning singer Cesaria Evora from Cape Verde passed away late last year at the age of 70. We celebrate Cesaria’s life and art with an encore of our 1995 recording of her magnificent New York City debut at the Bottom Line. Cesaria, known as the “Queen of the morna” is backed by her classy group–piano, acoustic bass guitar, cavaquinho and lead acoustic guitar. As a special bonus, two accomplished protégés of Cesaria’s–Fantcha and Mayra Andrade–pay their tribute with stories and songs inspired by one of the most influential and successful artists of the modern African era. [Produced by Sean Barlow. Originally aired January 13th, 2012]

 

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