Cesaria Evora

Musician (Cape Verde)

| Utne Reader September / October 2007

This Grammy-winning singer hails from the port town of Mindelo, on S?o Vicente. She possesses one of the most powerful and alluring voices in the world and sings in a bittersweet style called morna, a descendant of Portuguese fado. Many of her songs are about isolation, love, and slavery.

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