cesária évora (1)

12237988284?profile=RESIZE_930xSilvio Tanaka


Not too many people know much about (or have even heard of) the tiny, 10-island West African country of Cape Verdeon Boavista island). But even though relatively few actually understood her song lyrics, plenty in Europe, Africa, and the rest of the world certainly knew and loved its most famous native daughter, a soulful singer whom we lost a year ago today at age 70.

Like one of my favorite U.S. jazz icons, Alberta Hunter, Cesária Évora started her career young and at one po

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