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.

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