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CESARIA EVORA

VO1 - WELCOME TO A WORLD OF MUSIC. JOIN US FOR A VERY SPECIAL SEGMENT TODAY FEATURING AN ARTIST WHO IS CONSIDERED THE QUEEN OF MORNA – CESARIA EVORA - ONE OF THE GREATEST DISCOVERIES OF INTERNATIONAL MUSIC HAS JUST RELEASED HER 10TH ALBUM

“VOZ  D’AMOR’ ON BLUEBIRD. EVORA WAS BORN IN MINDELO, ON THE CAPE VERDE ISLAND OF SAO VINCENTE, APPROXIMATELY 300 MILES OFF THE COAST OF SENEGAL.  SHE FOUND A NICHE FOR HERSELF SINGING MORNA IN THE LOCAL CLUBS OF THIS PORT TOWN WHICH HAD A THRIVING MUSICAL NIGHT LIFE.  SHE WAS OFFICIALLY DISCOVERED IN THE 1980'S AND BROUGHT TO PARIS TO RECORD HER FIRST ALBUM.  BUT IT WASNT’ UNTIL 1995 AT THE AGE OF 55 THAT CESARIA BECAME A STAR.  SHE CONSISTENTLY REMAINS AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD MUSIC CHARTS AND HER NOSTALGIC VOICE IS UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED SINGING THE CAPE VERDEAN VERSION OF THE BLUES.  HERE’S “ISOLADA” FROM VOZ D’AMOR.”

ISOLADA 5:27
VELOCIDADE 3:16
SAI TRAVADA 3:05
JARDIM PROMETIDO 4:35

VO2 - A NEW RECORD FROM THE LADY OF MINDELO - THAT WAS THE EXQUISITE VOICE OF CESARIA EVORA SINGING “JARDIM PROMETIDO OR “PROMISED GARDEN”

FROM HER RECENTLY RELEASED ALBUM “VOZ D’AMOR.” IT’S A SONG THAT EXPRESSES  HER LOVE FOR SAO VICENTE AND THE HOPE OF RAIN.  SHE SINGS: “CAPE VERDE IS GREEN IN OUR HEARTS/FULL OF LOVE, OUR HANDS WILL MAKE THE LAND GROW GREEN.”  EVORA BEGAN SINGING WITH HER MOTHER WHO WAS A COOK  AND HER FATHER WHO WAS A MUSICIAN AND THE COUSIN OF THE FAMOUS  MORNA  COMPOSER  B. LEZA.  SHE BEGAN PERFORMING IN A HANDFUL OF BARS IN HER NATIVE MINDELO, SINGING FOR TOURISTS  -  BUT BY THE AGE OF 20 SHE WAS THE DARLING OF THE LOCAL RADIO STATIONS.  NEXT UP IS A SONG CALLED “CIZE” FROM ONE OF HER EARLIER DISCS “MAR AZUL”:

CIZE 5:20
MAR AZUL 3:35
ESTANHADINHA 2:43
CINTURAO TEM MELE 3:29 

PROMO

VO3 - HI AND WELCOME BACK TO A WORLD OF MUSIC.  I’M YOUR HOST_________. TODAY WE ARE CELEBRATING THE TREASURED VOCALIST CESARIA  EVORA.  IN 1975 WITH THE DISAPPEARANCE OF NIGHTLIFE AFTER CAPE VERDE’S INDEPENDENCE, EVORA GAVE UP SINGING TO RAISE HER CHILDREN AS A SINGLE MOTHER.  IT WAS  NOT UNTIL 1987 WHEN SHE WAS INVITED  TO PERFORM  IN LISBON THAT SHE MADE A DECISION  TO  LEAVE  THE  ISLAND  WHICH  LEAD TO THE RECORDING OF SEVERAL ALBUMS.  IT WASN’T UNTIL 1992 WHEN THINGS REALLY  TOOK  OFF  FOR HER WHEN THE RELEASE OF “MISS PERFUMADO” BROUGHT  HER  INTERNATIONAL FAME. THEY SAY MORNA IS TO CAPE VERDE WHAT  FADO  IS  TO  PORTUGAL  AND WHAT THE TANGO IS TO ARGENTINA.  SIMILAR TO THE BLUES MORNA IS AN EXPRESSION OF BOTH DEEP SORROW AND LOVE..... AN INTENSE LONGING.

WOM/CESARIA EVORA - CONT.

 IT’S  “SODADE”... HERE’S “ SODADE” FROM  EVORA’S 1992 RELEASE, “MISS PERFUMADO”.

SODADE 3:41
ANGOLA 4:30
LUA NHA TESTEMUNHA 6:19
BARBINCOR 3:58

VO4 - OFTEN COMPARED TO BILLY HOLIDAY AND EDITH PIAF, EVORA’S ALSO FAMOUS  FOR  STEPPING  ON  STAGE  SAN  SHOES  AND NICKNAMED “THE BAREFOOT  DIVA”.  SHE HAS A VERY CASUAL, NONCHALANT PRESENCE... SHE OFTEN SITS AT A SMALL TABLE ON STAGE, TAKING A CIGARETTE BREAK WHILE HER BAND PLAYS ON.  THE SOURCE FOR EVORA’S  SONGS RANGE  FROM CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS TO THE MELODIES OF HER CAPE VERDEAN YOUTH.  SHE  ALWAYS  BELIEVED  SHE WOULD BE AN ARTIST ONE DAY, HOPING TO BE GIVEN THE CHANCE  TO  TAKE  HER  MUSIC  OUT  OF CAPE VERDE.  SHE HAD NO IDEA HER SUCCESS WOULD BE SO RENOWN.  HERE’S A COUPLE OF TRACKS FROM THE CD “CAPE VERDE”.

TCHINTCHIROTE 3:13
FIDJO MAGUADO 4:17
CARNIVAL DE SAO VICENTE 3:50
PARAISO DI ATLANTICO 3:55

VO5 - THAT WAS “PARADISE DI ATLANTICO” FROM THE CD “CAFÉ ATLANTICO”.  NEXT UP “SAO VICENTE DI LONGE: FROM CESARIA’S CD” SAO VICENTE”.

SAO VICENTE DI LONGE 4:18
SABOR E PECADO 4:43

V06 - WITH CESARIA’S INTERNATIONAL FAME, REMIXES OF HER SONGS ARE POPPING UP ON THE DANCE FLORS AS WELL AS  MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS AROUND THE WORLD.  HERE’S A FEW EXAMPLES - STARTING WITH “BESAME MUCHO”

BESAME MUCHO 4:52
CANCERA 4:01
PETIT PAYS (CHATEAU MIX) 4:20
VO7 - THAT’S GOING TO RAP UP THIS EDITION OF A WORLD OF MUSIC FEATURING CESARIA EVORA.  IF YOU ENJOY HER MUSIC YOU CAN CHECK OUT MORE ON THIS INCREDIBLE ARTIST AT ARTIST ASSOCIATEDLABELS.COM, WHILE YOUR ON LINE CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE @...............TO FIND OUT SHOW SCHEDULES  AS WELL AS OTHER MUSIC SERVICES WE PROVIDE.

THIS SHOW WAS MUSIC SUPERVISED AND WRITTEN BY LISA KIRK AND PRODUCED BY GREG KINCHELOE.  COPYRIGHT 2004 DMX MUSIC.