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us: Evora, Cesaria

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1941-08-27
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2011-12-17
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Mindelo, (Cape Verde)
    • Death Place

        (naf) São Vicente Island (Cabo Verde)
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        (naf) Cabo Verde
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    • found: Cesaria Evora, 1995: container (b. Mindelo, Cape Verde; singer)
    • found: Cesária Evora, 1997: p. 13 (b. Aug. 27, 1941, Mindelo)
    • found: New York times WWW site, Dec. 19, 2011 (in obituary published Dec. 18: Cesária Évora; b. 1941, São Vicente, Cape Verde; d. there Saturday [Dec. 17, 2011], aged 70; brought the music of Cape Verde to a worldwide audience)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed January 27, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Evora, Cesaria; commonly know as Cize; popular singer; born 27 August 1941 in S{uml}ao Vicente, Cape Verde; sang traditional Cape Verdean music such as Morna as well as Coladera, an upbeat genre of music; secured a position within a delegation of female singers traveling to Lisbon, Portugal, to record a compilation music album; her fourth album Miss Perfumado, released in 1992 was an instant hit in France, with more than 400,000 copies sold; she released a self- titled album distributed in more than twenty countries that was nominated for a Grammy Award (1995); Cabo Verde, released in 1997, was nominated for a Grammy Award; Café Atlántico won a Victoires de la Musique award for best world album; her ninth album Voz d'amor was awarded a Grammy and Victoire de la Musique for best world music album (2003); died 2011)
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