World Voices

Cesaria Evora

A major star on the World music scene, Cesaria Evora is known as the Queen of "Morna', the Cape Verde island's sweet soulful version of the blues which fuses West African rhythms and European sensibilities with Caribbean and Brazilian influences.

Gifted with amazing artistic longevity, she has been compared to both Edith Piaf and Billie Holiday as she recreates the dreamy atmosphere of her native island home witha luscious blend of intoxicating vocals andd compelling lyrics. Evora and her 10-piece band make their Irish debut at Galway Arts Festival.