Voz d'Amor

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Voz d'Amor
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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)
Voz d'Amor
(2003)
Rogamar
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 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"
  6. "Monte Cara" (about the mountain west of Mindelo)
  7. "Ramboia"
  8. "Jardim Prometido"
  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)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
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

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[8] Gold 0*
Poland (ZPAV)[9] Gold 20,000*

*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.

References[edit]

  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 – Cesária Évora – Café Atlantico" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  9. ^ "Polish album certifications – Cesária Évora – Café Atlantico" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. 

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