Cesaria Evora was an internationally known Cape Verdean singer who captivated audiences with her unique blend of uptempo Coladeira and the melancholic Morna. Born on August 27, 1941 in Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde, she earned the nickname "barefoot diva" for her captivating performances performed without shoes. Cesaria Evora was renowned as the best-known performer of Morna and predominantly sang in Cape Verdean Creole, occasionally incorporating Portuguese into her songs.
Throughout her career, Cesaria Evora showcased her immense talent and brought the rich musical traditions of Cape Verde to a global audience. Her soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics resonated deeply with listeners, earning her critical acclaim and numerous accolades.
Tragically, Cesaria Evora passed away on December 17, 2011 in Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde. Her legacy lives on through her timeless music that continues to inspire artists around the world.