She Lives On: Cesaria Evora

22 Dec

It was a sad day for the people of Cape Verde and for fans around the world last week. Cape Verdean folk singer Cesaria Evora who is commonly known as “The Barefoot Diva” passed away at 70 years old on the Cape Verdean island of Sao Vicente in her home in Mindelo. Cesaria was and is a huge figure in Cape Verdean culture. Her songs encompassed the heart of Cape Verdean culture and described beautifully the love of the land Cape Verdeans hold. Known also as the “Queen of Morna” below are two of my favorite songs composed by our national treasure. Enjoy.

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