An image of the great Cesaria Evora, on stage in Villa Arconati, few miles from Milan.
She sang the 20 july.
On 23 september Évora's agent announced that she was ending her career due to poor health.
On 17 December 2011, aged 70, Évora died in São Vicente, Cape Verde.
Local newspapers reported that 48 hours before her death she was still receiving people - and smoking - in her home in Mindelo, popular for always having its doors open.
"Cise" (as she was known to friends) was born on 27 August 1941 in Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde.
When she was seven years old her father (who was a part-time musician) died, and at the age of ten she was placed in an orphanage, as her mother could not raise all six children.
At the age of 16, she was persuaded by a friend to sing in a sailors' tavern.
In the 1960s, she started singing on Portuguese cruise ships stopping at Mindelo as well as on the local radio.
It was only in 1985 when at the invitation of Cape Verdean singer Bana she went to perform in Portugal.
In Lisbon she was discovered by the producer José da Silva and invited to record in Paris.
Évora's international success came only in 1988 with the release of her first album La Diva Aux Pieds Nus, recorded in France.
Her 1992 album Miss Perfumado sold over 300,000 copies worldwide, and included one of her most celebrated songs, "Sodade".
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mmohan (744) 2012-10-01 10:43
I was wondering how you got such a bright red background.
I like the cap , and the contrast between brown and red.
leo61 (0) 2012-10-01 10:56
I have been twice to Cape Verde, Sao Vicente,but never saw here there.
I envy you have seeing here live.
A bit unsharp but the red background works well and you placed her good in your composition.
frunchy (1517) 2012-10-01 12:42
i immediately recognized her! Cesaria has made Cabo Verdians very proud and in Mindelo everybody will tell you how proud they are of her!
Great shot and a nice memory! TFS, best regards, F.
BennyV (13846) 2012-10-02 1:26
A fine tribute to this great lady. When we have visitors for dinner and we want to make them feel REALLY welcome, we play Cesaria Evora sometimes. I saw her live in Brussels a long, long time ago and stil cherish the memory. Hats off!
- Copyright: Paolo Motta (Paolo) (41222)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-20
- Categories: Festivals, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5000, NIKKOR 18-55mm VR Lens
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-01 6:36