August 27 was the birthday of vocalist Cesaria Evora, the “Barefoot Diva” from Cabo Verde. We’ll hear some of her music, along with songs from other islands around the globe.
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To celebrate Cesaria Evora‘s birthday today, we heard music from her and fellow Cape Verdeans, plus a few new releases and faves thrown in the second hour.
Cesaria Evora – Zinha – Nha Sentimento
Tete Alhinho – Barco di Papel – African Playground
Bius – Fidjo D’Africa – Palop Africa!
Boy Ge Mendes – Cumba Ietu – Lagoa (The Lagoon)
Mo’Kalamity & The Wizards – Vision – African Reggae
Maria de Barros – Nos Tradicon – Danca Ma Mi
Simentera – Dor di Amor – Mondo Africa
Bau – Momentos Em Paris – Inspiracao
Tcheka – Ana Maria – Lonji
Teofilo Chantre – Nha Fe (My Faith) – Cape Verde
Cesaria Evora – Beijo De Longe (A Kiss from Afar) – Café Atlantico
Augusto Cego – Mar – African Odyssey
Fantcha – Saia de Travada – Viva Mindelo
Sara Tavares – One Love – Balance
Lura – Mundo E Nos – Di Korpu Ku Alma
Katchupa Rica – Bengosin (Come On) – The Spirit of Cape Verde
Cesaria Evora – Tchom Frio (Cold Ground) – Nha Sentimento
Mairy Lepiera – Mane – Soro
Papaya Republik – Fayaguaya feat. Systema Solar – Papaya Republik
Andrew Oliver Kora Band – Segu – Just 4 U
Gurdas Maan – Enna Pyar Ni – Kahan Tak
King Sunny Ade – Baba Loun Sohun Gbogbo – Baba Mo Tunde
Khaira Arby – unidentified song – Festival in the Desert: The Tent Sessions
Herbie Hancock w/ K’Naan, Los Lobos and Tinariwen – Tamatant Tilay / Exodus – The Imagine Project
Max Wild feat. Sam Mtukudzi – Ndakuvara – Tamba
Cheikh Lo – Seyni – Jamm