Cesaria Evora

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Full Name Cesaria Evora
Age 79 Years Old
Nick Name Cesaria Evora
Gender Female
Famous As Singer, Songwriter
Birth Date August 27th, 1941
Birth Place Mindelo, Sao Vicente

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Cesaria Evora  (1941 – 2011) was a Cape Verde singer-songwriter. She had received a Grammy Award in 2004 for her album Voz d'Amor. Nicknamed the "Barefoot Diva" for performing without shoes, she was known as the "Queen of Morna".

Google Honors Cape Verdean Legend Cesaria Evora

Google honored the Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora by commemorating what would have been her 78th birthday with a Google doodle.

Famous for 

  • Cape Verdean Singer
  • Grammy Award winner.

Early life of Cesaria Evora

Cesaria Evora was born on 27 August 1941 in Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde. She holds Verdean nationality with the birth sign of Virgo. She was born to her father Justino da Cruz Evora, who was a part-time musician and mother Dona Joana. Her father died when she was at the age of ten and was placed in an orphanage, as her mother could not raise all six children. She grew up at the house in Mindelo which other singers used from the 1940s to the 1970s, and  At the age of 16, she was persuaded by a friend to sing in a sailors' tavern. Regarding her education, it will be updated soon

Body Measurements of Cesaria Evora

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Career of Cesaria Evora

  • She started her career in the 1960s. She started singing in Portuguese cruise ships stopping at Mindelo and on the local radio.
  • In 1985, she got an invitation from the Cape Verdean singer Bana, she went to perform in Portugal.
  • In Lisbon, she was discovered by the producer Jose da Silva and invited to record in Paris.
  • She recorded the track "Ausencia", composed by Yugoslav musician Goran Bregovic, which was released as the second track of the soundtrack of the film Underground (1995) by Emir Kusturica.
  • Évora's international success came in 1988 with the release of her first commercial album La Diva Aux Pieds Nus, recorded in France.
  • She recorded her first LP titled "Cesária" in 1987. This album was later released on CD in 1995 as Audiophile Legends.
  • Her 1995 album Cesaria brought her international success and the first Grammy Award nomination.
  • In 1997, she won the KORA All African Music Awards in three categories, including "Best Artist of West Africa", "Best Album" and "Merit of the Jury".
  • In 2004, her album Voz d'Amor was awarded a Grammy in the World Music category.
  • Later in 2006, she released her next album Rogamar.
  • In 2009, she released her final album Nha Sentimento which was recorded in Mindelo and Paris by Jose da Silva.
  • In 2009, she was made a knightess of the French Legion of Honour by the French Minister of Culture and Communications, Christine Albanel, the first Cape Verdean to become one.
Additionally,
  • She was honored with the Grand-Cross of the Order of Prince Henry, Portugal (31 May 1999).
  • On 27 August 2019, she was honored by a Google Doodle in Canada, and some European, African and Asian nations, on her 78th birthday.

Personal life of Cesaria Evora

There is no information on whether she is married or not but she dated Eduardo de Jon Xalino when she lived at Rua de Moeda. Further details will be added soon.

Death of Cesaria Evora

How did Cesaria Evora die?

On 17 December 2011, aged 70, Evora died in Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, from respiratory failure and hypertension. Earlier, she had a heart attack, she underwent surgery at a local hospital in Paris. On the morning of 11 May 2010, she was taken off artificial pulmonary ventilation, and on 16 May she was discharged from the intensive-care unit and transported to a clinic for further treatment. 

Net worth of Cesaria Evora

Singer Cesaria Evora earned a good amount of money from her career. According to various social sites and Forbes, her net worth is estimated to be around $245 million.