“Nothing has changed in my life. Long before I became famous, I’d had people around me — rich people, poor people, family, strangers. I grew up poor, I never had anything before, and so I’m living my normal life. And I’ll keep it that way. Nothing’s going to change who I am.”
— Cesária Évora [27 August 1941 – 17 December 2011] was a Cape Verdean popular singer.
- She lost her dad at age 7
- Moved to orphanage at 10
- Started performing in clubs, ships at 16
- Frustrated by personal/financial issues, she quit music
- A come back at age 47
- A Grammy at 63
Nicknamed the “Barefoot Diva” for performing without shoes, today she would have been 80 years.
Thank you so much for the legacy Mama Cesária.