1. Cesaria Evora, Grammy-Winning Singer, Dead at 70

    December 17, 2011 11:15 PM EST Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in the bayside bars of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy in 2003 after she took her African islands music to stages across the world, died Saturday. She was 70. Evora, known as the "Barefoot Diva" because she always performed…

  2. Windham Hill Celebrates 30 With Box

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." Windham Hill Records will celebrate its 30th birthday with the upcoming boxed set "A Quiet Revolution." The four-disc set is due Nov. 8 via Sony Legacy and is split into…

  3. Dança Ma Mi

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Raised by Cape Verdean parents in Mauritania and Rhode Island, and currently living in Los Angeles, Maria de Barros flourishes amidst a whirlwind of musical influences. Raised by Cape Verdean parents in Mauritania and Rhode Island, and currently living in Los Angeles, Maria de Barros…

  4. 70-Plus Artists Up For Shortlist Prize

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose latest albums made the "Longlist" of initial nominations for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize, which honors critically acc Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose…

  5. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  6. Top Stars To Play Santana Tribute

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year via performances by Black Eyed Peas, Dave Matthews, matchbox twenty's Rob Thomas, Robi Draco Rosa and Ozomatli, am Carlos Santana will be honored as the 2004 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year…

  7. Voz D'Amor

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 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…

  8. Billboard Bits: Michelle Branch, Stereolab, Cesaria Evora

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Michelle Branch, Stereolab, Cesaria Evora Singer/songwriter Michelle Branch has lined up a fall tour in support of her sophomore Maverick album, "Hotel Paper." The trek begins Oct. 2 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and will wrap Oct. 29 in Oshkosh, Wis. Afterward, Branch has five…

  9. Costa Negra

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tania Libertad is one of the most popular singers in Latin America. Tania Libertad is one of the most popular singers in Latin America. Raised on the northern coast of Peru (Costa Negra), she made her singing debut at age five and has tracked 33 albums prior to this, her U.S. debut for World…

  10. Afro-Caribbean Great Edith Lefel Dies

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST French Guianese zouk singer Edith Lefel, considered one of the great voices of Afro-Caribbean music, died yesterday (Jan. 20) at a French hospital. She was 39. The hospital in Dreux, west of Paris, di French Guianese zouk singer Edith Lefel, considered one of the great voices of Afro…

  11. 'Gaia' Album Project To Benefit Global Education

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST An array of distinguished international artists have contributed recordings to an environmental benefit project, set to be launched this month with a showcase at the Midem conference in Cannes, Billbo An array of distinguished international artists have contributed recordings to an…

  12. Moffou

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Malian artist Salif Keïta has released a magnificent acoustic album that immediately brings to mind his nickname—The Golden Voice of Africa. Keïta opened a music club in Bamako, M Malian artist Salif Keïta has released a magnificent acoustic album that immediately brings to mind his nickname…

  13. Duets

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT To get a good idea of just how far traditional Cuban music can go and still be appreciated, simply give a listen to Duets by veteran Compay Segundo (aka 94-year-old Francisco Repilado). To get a good idea of just how far traditional Cuban music can go and still be appreciated, simply give a…

  14. Blimundo

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bau (Portuguese for "box") is the nom de disque of Cape Verdean string virtuoso Rufino Almeida. Bau (Portuguese for "box") is the nom de disque of Cape Verdean string virtuoso Rufino Almeida. His lightning-fingered performances on violin, cavaquinho, and guitar have been…

  15. São Vicente

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The queen of the Cape Verdean song form known as morna, 60-year-old Cesaria Evora has been a darling of the global music circuit for nearly a decade, thanks to such irresistibly melancholy albums as C The queen of the Cape Verdean song form known as morna, 60-year-old Cesaria Evora has been a…