Sunday, December 18, 2011

"Barefoot Diva" dies at 70

[ via BBC News Entertainment and Arts ] 17 Dec

"Barefoot Diva" singer Cesaria Evora, famous for often performing without shoes, dies in her native Cape Verde at the age of 70.
The musican, forced to retire earlier this year due to ill-health, began her career singing in the bars of Mindelo in the West African island nation. Evora won a Grammy Award in 2004 for her album Voz D'Amor.

She released 10 albums in all. But her fourth album, Miss Perfumado, was her breakthrough hit in 1992. It sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide, and resulted in a number of tours. 


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