Miss Perfumado

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Miss Perfumado
Miss Perfumado Cesaria Evora.jpg
Studio album by Cesária Évora
Released June 1992
Recorded Studio de la Madeleine and Studio Music' Ange, Paris in May-June 1992
Genre Morna / Coladeira
Length 62:40
Label Lusafrica
Producer Paulino Vieira
Cesária Évora chronology
Mar Azul
(1991)Mar Azul1991
Miss Perfumado
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Miss Perfumado is an album by Cesária Évora, released in 1992. It sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.[1] It included one of her most celebrated songs, "Sodade", composed by Armando Zeferino Soares.

Both the seventh song and the album are named after a song that was made by B. Leza. The sixth song "Angola" was composed by Ramiro Mendes, it helped Évora to achieve her first gold record in France. That track would later be adapted into a 1997 single "Pa Manyen" by former President of Haiti, Michel Martelly which later became a hit.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sodade" Armando Zeferino Soares 4:51
2. "Bia" B. Leza 4:11
3. "Cumpade Ciznone" Manuel de Novas 3:14
4. "Direito Di Nasce" Manuel de Novas 4:40
5. "Luz Dum Estrela" Teófilo Chantre 4:24
6. "Angola" Ramiro Mendes 4:28
7. "Miss Perfumado" B. Leza 4:29
8. "Vida Tem Um So Vida" Manuel de Novas, Dany Mariano 5:36
9. "Morabeza" B. Leza 4:21
10. "Recordaï" Teófilo Chantre 4:27
11. "Lua Nha Testemunha" B. Leza 6:19
12. "Barbincor" Manuel de Novas 3:59
13. "Tortura" Teófilo Chantre 3:57


Chart (1992) Peak
French SNEP Albums Chart[2] 42
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart[3] 152


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[4] 2× Gold 300,000+[5]

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


Title Year Peak chart positions
"Sodade" 1992 42


  1. ^ BBC: "Singer Cesária Évora dies at the age of 70", 17 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Les Charts". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Belgium Charts (French)". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "French album certifications – Cesária Évora" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  5. ^ Wartofsky, Alona (17 December 2011). "Cesária Évora obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 June 2018. 

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