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Cesaria Evora

From Another Green Isle: Cape Verde's Neuza at SOB's (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2014 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

I expected a somewhat bare bones acoustic presentation from this, but as soon as I walked into sound check, I heard a fully electrified band warming up. The signature cavaquino (Portuguese ukulele) was there, but so was a synthesizer and a full kit.

WATCH: In Memoriam: Those We've Lost Along the Way

Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices

2011 was a monumental year in a lot of ways. Sadly, we lost many amazing minds and talents along the way. Here's a round of those we've lost, alo...

Cesaria Evora (1941-2011): One of the Great Divas, Too Little Known

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 02.16.2012 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

Cesaria Evora died over the weekend. Her voice was the living soul of Cape Verde. But Cape Verde is also the reason that one of the greatest singers on the planet died without being better known.

Cesaria Evora, Grammy-Award Winning Singer, Dies At Age 70

AP | BARRY HATTON | Posted 02.16.2012 | Entertainment

LISBON, Portugal — Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in the bayside bars of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy in 2003 afte...

Global Beat Fusion: Music as Preservation and Cultural Force

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

The darkness in rhythm and melody hints at yearning as much as fulfillment, correctly capturing the mindset of so many today.