Voz d'Amor

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Voz d'Amor
Studio album by Cesária Évora
Released September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23)
Genre Morna / coladeira
Label Lusafrica
Cesária Évora chronology
São Vicente di Longe
(2001)São Vicente di Longe2001
Voz d'Amor
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Voz d'Amor (Cape Verdean Creole for the Voice of Love, Portuguese: Voz de Amor) is an album by Cesária Évora. The album reached number 3 in Poland, the first Cape Verdean and West African artist to reach the Polish Top 10 charts and number 2 in the Billboard 200 World Albums Chart. The album sold about 400,000 copies. In Switzerland, the album reached number 57 below the Top 50 charts in October and remained in the Swiss charts for six weeks.

The album won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album in 2004, the first to win from Cape Verde or a part of West Africa.

The sixth song "Monte Cara" relates to a mountain west of Minelo and the eleventh song of the album "Pomba" features the lyrics "Subi Somada, a bô di diante, a mi ditras" which relates to Assomada's feature being in the upper parts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Isolada" (Isolate)
  2. "Velocidade" (Speed)
  3. "Amdjer De Nos Terra"
  4. "Beijo Roubado"
  5. "Djarmai Di Meu" ("Maio Island of Mine", common transliteration: "Maio of Mine")
  6. "Monte Cara" (about the mountain west of Mindelo)
  7. "Ramboia"
  8. "Jardim Prometido" ("Promoted Garden")
  9. "Nha Coracao Tchora"
  10. "Saia Travada"
  11. "Pomba"
  12. "Mar De Canal" ("Sea of the Channel")
  13. "Milca Ti Lidia"
  14. "Voz D'Amor" ("Voice of Love")


Chart (2002) Peak
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart[2] 88
French SNEP Albums Chart[3] 12
Polish OLiS Albums Chart[4] 3
Portuguese Albums Chart[5] 22
Swiss Hit Parade Albums Chart[6] 57
United States Billboard World Albums Chart[7] 2


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[8] Gold 129,500[9]
Poland (ZPAV)[10] Gold 20,000*
Russia (NFPF)[11] Gold 10,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

Cover version[edit]

  • Italian singer Ron sang the Italian version of "Voz d'Amor" titled "La Voce dell'Amore" and was released as part of Duets in 2010, the version was also featured in Cape Verde terra d'amore, vol. 2 LP compilation, it was partly recorded by Teófilo Chantre.


  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. Voz d'Amor at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Belgium Charts (French)". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Les Charts". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "OLiS: Polish Chart". Olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Portuguese Charts". Portuguesecharts.com. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Official Schweizer Hit Parade". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cesária Évora". Billboard.com. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "French album certifications – Cesaria Evora – Voz d'Amor" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  9. ^ "Les Albums Or". infodisc.fr. SNEP. Archived from the original on 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  10. ^ "Polish album certifications – Cesária Évora – Voz D'Amor" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. 
  11. ^ "Russian album certifications – Cesária Évora – Voz D'Amor" (in Russian). National Federation of Phonogram Producers (NFPF). 

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