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Cesaria Evora

Year: 2004

Runtime: 00:52:14

Cesaria Evora, the "barefoot diva" of Cape Verde has been one of the best-selling world music artists of the past decade. This video is a fascinating look at Cesaria's often-struggling life, her island homeland and the development of her musical artistry as the camera follows her through the streets and cafes of Cape Verde where she came of age.

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