Thursday, 1 March 2012

Voz d’Amor

by Cesária Évora

Cesária Évora died on 17 December 2011 aged 70. I only learned about this yesterday from our local free magazine Mi Pueblo. I am sure there were obituaries on the web, they just did not make headlines. (What a contrast to the mass hysteria surrounding the death of Whitney Houston last month, may I add.)

Voz d’Amor was the first CD of Évora I’ve heard. It is one of albums I never tire to listen to. Like all of Évora’s works, it is soaked in nostalgia. But my favourite track — if I had to choose, that is — would be Pomba, which, if not quite sodade-less, is a joy of a song all the same.

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