Césaria Évora Remixed by International Contemporary Dance/Electronic Innovators

New York, USA – Club Sodade: Cesaria Evora is the follow-up to Évora’s critically acclaimed
2003
Bluebird/Arista Grammy-winning Voz D’Amor. It also marks the much-anticipated US
release
of the first-ever remix collection from the enduring Grammy winning artist.
Club Sodade pairs the internationally renowned Cape Verdean vocalist with an
assemblage of
contemporary dance / electronic music pioneers from around the globe, who have
re-envisioned
selections from The Barefoot Diva’s catalog of timeless songs. Orchestrated by
influential
French electronic and house music producer / DJ and Versatile Records label
founder Gilb’R,
Club Sodade resounds with 12 essential and unique reconstructions provided by
Carl Craig,
Pepe Bradock, Kerri Chandler, François K., Señor Coconut, 4 Hero, Osunlade,
Chateau Flight, and more. Since her auspicious 1988
debut La Diva Aux Pieds Nus (The Barefoot Diva) on Lusafrica, Cesaria Evora has steadily amassed a devout following. By the release
of her self-titled 1995 album, the illustrious singer had emerged as a certified
international star acclaimed for her signature compositions: an enrapturing
repertoire of “mornas” (slow-paced, blues-steeped songs with mournful and often
fatalistic lyrics) and “coladeras” (spirited up-tempo songs that share a kinship
with Brazilian samba). However, it was her distinctive vocals that transfixed
the world music community.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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