Cape Verdean Star Cesária Évora Hospitalized in Paris Due to a Cardiac Problem

Cesaria Evora
Cesaria Evora
Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora was urgently admitted Monday, May 10th, to a Paris hospital, due to a cardiac problem. She was expected to have surgery in the evening. Consequently, all her shows are cancelled until further notice.

Cesária Évora, who is 68 years old, survived a stroke in April of 2008. She performed last Saturday in Lisbon, in a show called African Voices, together with Angolan singer Bonga. The following day she fell ill and this morning she was taken to the Emergency Department of a Paris hospital.

The Cape Verdean world music star has a new album titled Nha Sentimento, which she had planned to promote during her June 2010 North American tour.

List of the cancelled shows:

15/05: Bucharest, Romania

16/05: Lausanne, Switzerland

18/05: Istanbul, Turkey

20/05: Brussels, Belgium

22/05: Bydgoszcz, Poland

24/05: Helsinki, Finland

21/06: Bursa, Turkey

24/06: Washington DC, USA

25/06: New York, USA

26/06: Boston, USA

28/06: Toronto, Canada

30/06: Montreal, Canada

05/07: Rome, Italy

10 & 11/07: Shanghai, China

15/07: Olympia, Greece

16/07: Athens, Greece

21/07: Hammamet, Tunisia

23/07: Brive-la-Gaillarde, France

25/07: Mhze, France

27/08: Belem, Brazil

Author: World Music Central News Department

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