Cesaria Evora Dies...
Cape Verdean singer died at 70
I was fortunate enough to catch her live in Istanbul 2 years ago... will try and post short, grainy video from outdoor show later... sorry to hear that she's gone.
oh, this is very sad! i knew she was ill and had cancelled concerts but didn't expect this news. and at a young age (to me). she was so special and will be missed enormously.
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A rare voice. I was fortunate to see her 3 or 4 times. The best was at Bimbo's 365 in SF, which has great atmosphere. I also loved the way she got around the no smoking regulations by sitting at a table and smoking and drinking while the band played a number, making it part of her stage show, which apparently was a way around the regulations.
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Dude, you have no Koran.
I have one of her CDs. Beautiful voice. A local television station gave a lovely tribute to her tonight. The link below is to the AP story.
Here's a link the tighter and shorter original record of Carnaval -- they've disabled embedding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmDLZ...eature=related
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My video from Istanbul is so grainy, that I wouldn't want to waste anyone's time... only enjoyable to me.
This one from Kiev the same year is not so bad, though...
Just loved this woman. RIP.
I really liked her Morna style!