Morna Blues

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Quantum Leap Arte
WORKS: Morna Blues
PERFORMER: Cesaria Evora
CATALOGUE NO: QLDVD 0297

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Cesaria Evora could be your archetypal blues singer: she’s had it tougher than most, but this is morna, a Cape Verdean blues with a warmth and nostalgia shading the sadness. A portrait of a strong, independent woman, this film also reveals Evora as the most down-to-earth musical ambassador, whether jamming with avant-garde musicians in a New York loft or being honoured by Cape Verdean descendants in Massachusetts.