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Evora, Cesaria
Cesaria Evora, aka Cize to her friends, was born on August 27th, 1941 in Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands. With her great voice and stunning looks she soon attracted attention, but her hopes to become a professional singer were not fulfilled immediately. 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, José Da Silva offered her to come to Paris to record an album. She was 47 at the time and had nothing to loose! She is now well known throughout the world for her beautiful voice and passionate lyrics.