Genre: Latin
Label: Pure Pleasure
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Cesaria Evora Cafe Atlantico 180g 2LP

Cesaria Evora

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180g High Quality Pressing! Pressed at Pallas in Germany! Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!

The glorious Cafe Atlantico finds Cesaria Evora venturing into more Latin American musical landscapes, as opposed to Portuguese, which dominated her previous albums. Evora draws from traditional Cuban and Brazilian music to mesmerizing effect. The album is also a tribute to her home town of Mindelo, on the Cape Verdean island of Sao Vicente, which was once a busy port with sailors cruising between South America, the Caribbean, and Portugal. Therefore, the music is heartbreaking and nostalgic, warm and tragic all at once. The masterful "Carnaval de Sao Vicente" is one of the most joyous, bittersweet party songs ever put on wax... "Roma Criola" is tragic, lonely, destitute, and always interesting, making for an undiscovered masterpiece of a ballad, and her rendition of the Spanish language standard "Maria Elena" is absolutely heartbreaking.

The album evokes a moody elegance rarely found in modern music, from the sweeping opener "Flor Di Nha Esperanca" to the summery "Armor Di Mundo," and the picture she paints of this cafe at the end of the world is a gorgeous, multi-colored, and emotion-stirring palate. This album is nothing short of world class and will be enjoyed by generations to come.

• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Double LP
• Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
• Gatefold Jacket

Cesaria Evora, vocals, 6 & 12 string guitar, cavquinho
Luis Ramos, cavaquinho, background vocals
Jacinto Pereira, acoustic bass guitar, background vocals
Jose Paris, piano, background vocals
Nando Andrade, drums
Calu, percussion
Tey Santos, tenor and soprano saxophone, percussion, vocals
Totinho, pandero, bongo
Silvano Michelino, kora
Conde djeli Moussa, accordion

LP 1 - Side 1:

1. Flor di Nha Esperanca
2. Vaquinha Mansa
3. Amor di Mundo
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Paraiso di Atlantico
2. Sorte
3. Carnaval de Sao Vicente
4. Desilusao Dum Amdjer

LP 2 - Side 3:
1. Nho Antone Escaderode
2. Beijo de Longe
3. Roma Criola
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. Perseguida
2. Maria Elena
3. Cabo Verde Manda Mantenha
4. Terezinha

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