Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Miss Perfumado

Thought you would like to hear this. I had the pleasure of hearing Miss Perfumado sung live by Caesaria Evora at Cal Performances in Berkeley a few years ago. Her plaintive melody filled the auditorium while she sang...... She performs in long skirts and bare feet belonging to Cape Verde and the past. and the audience was enchanted.

"Cesaria Evora was born on August 27th, 1941 in Mindelo, Cape Verde. With her great voice and stunning looks she soon attracted attention, but her hopes to become a professional singer were yet to be fulfilled. The singer Bana and a Cape Verde women's association respectively invited her to record in Lisbon but not one single producer showed any interest. In 1988 a young Frenchman of Cape Verde blood, Josè Da Silva offered her to come to Paris to record an album. She was 47 at the time and had nothing to loose, she had never been to Paris before, so she agreed."

The rest belongs to musical history. I was very moved by the fact that Ms. Evora donates large sums of money to the poor of her community. -Actions are so very telling.


d. chedwick bryant said...

my computer has been acting up by shutting down when I try to watch your clips. I will try on someone else's computer tomorrow, or go directly to youtube.

miss perfumado ....

Salix Tree said...

I loved this! Penetrated my soul. Thanks for putting this up, I always like hearing new music.
As to my sunset photo.. sure, you may post it! I'm happy you like it. That sunrise was spectacular, I ran outside in my pajamas to take the pics.

painterofblue said...

Wonderful! Thanks for the the introduction!

Mother Wintermoon said...

Beautiful! Soothed my mind, body and spirit. I loVe her mode of dress as well. I'm all for comfy, low-key attire.

"Actions are so very telling."

Yes, indeed, they are. They speak louder than all the words in the world. Thank you.