Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora has been a worldwide sensation for the past 15 years.
Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora has been a worldwide sensation for the past 15 years. She made her name as the foremost interpreter of the morna style, the bluesy torch songs of Cape Verde, so closely akin to the Portuguese fado. Her voice remains one of the most stirring instruments in world music. On the beautifully arranged "Voz D'Amor," she sings such mornas as "Beijo Roubado," "Nha Coração Tchora" and the title track with the exquisite warmth and feel that have defined her style since she first came to the attention of a world audience. She also puts a spark in "Milca Ti Lidia," an elegant coladeira, a Cape Verdean style reminiscent of salsa. Time has made Evora's vocals only more redolent and soulful. "Voz D'Amor" is the latest jewel in her crown.—PVV