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Cesaria cesaria evora.jpg
Studio album by
Released18 July 1995 (1995-07-18)
  • Madeleine
  • Bastille
  • Music'Ange
  • Harry Son (all Paris, France)
  • José da Silva
  • Paulino Vieira
Cesária Évora chronology
Miss Perfumado
Cabo Verde
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Cesária is the fifth album by Cesária Évora. The album, consisting of Cape Verdean morna and coladeira songs, was released by Paris-based Lusafrica on 18 July 1995. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award in the World Music category in 1996.[2]

It was certified gold in France by SNEP which sold more than 100,000 copies.[3] As of 1997, in United States the album has sold 150,000 copies.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Selected translations: "Tudo dia e dia" is "Everyday, Everyday"," Flor na Paul" is "Flower of Paul" and "Doce Guerra" is "Sweet War".

1."Petit Pays"3:46
3."Tudo Tem Se Limite"4:33
5."D'Nhirim Reforma"5:41
6."Rotcha 'Scribida"4:31
8."Tudo Dia E Dia"3:58
9."Nha Cancera Ka Tem Medid"6:08
10."Areia De Salamansa"3:33
11."Flor Na Paul"5:28
12."Doce Guerra"4:31


Chart (1995) Peak
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart[5] 43

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[6] Gold 146,500[3]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone



Group members[edit]

Technical team and production[edit]

  • Producer: José da Silva
  • Producer, arrangements: Paulino Vieira
  • Engineers: Christian Echaïb, Didier Le Marchand, Gérard Kouchtchouian
  • Mixers: Christian Echaïb, Paulino Vieira
  • Artwork: Le Village, Christian Libessart
  • Photographer: Ernest Collins, Pierre René-Worms

Earlier album[edit]

Also there was an earlier album released by herself titled Cesária which was and LP album released on Discos Mindelo in 1987. Tito Paris was the guitarist, keyboardist and vocals and Luís Morais with the clarinet.

Cover version[edit]

  • The first track Petit Pays which was re-recorded by Nantes-based Hocus Group on their album Place 54 (2007) and titled "Quitte à t'aimer où" which was made by flutist Malik Mezzadri


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "List of Grammy nominees". CNN. 4 January 1996. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Les Albums Or". infodisc.fr. SNEP. Archived from the original on 18 October 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  4. ^ Tesseyre, Cecile (28 June 1997). "World Global Pulse - Paris". Billboard. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Belgium Charts (French)". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  6. ^ "French album certifications – cesaria Evora – Cesária" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.

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