Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Polanski Pulls Out of the Césars

Read more

THE DEBATE

Next stop, Westminster: Supreme Court orders Brexit parliament vote (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Next stop, Westminster: Supreme Court orders Brexit parliament vote (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

Iranian women push boundaries through sport

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Crowds, Lies & Alternative Facts

Read more

ENCORE!

Backstage at the Haute Couture show of designer Julien Fournié

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

President Trump pulls US out of TPP trade deal

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Donald Trump is rolling back the clock on diversity in the cabinet'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Did France's left inflate turnout figures in round one of the primary?

Read more

Culture

Singing legend Cesaria Evora retires

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-09-23

Cesaria Evora, the “Barefoot Diva” who toured the world singing ballads from her native Cape Verde, has decided to end her career at the age of 70 because of health problems, her producer said Friday.

AP - The producer for singer Cesaria Evora says she has decided to end her career at age 70 because of health problems.

Evora, known as the “Barefoot Diva” because she performed without shoes, is 70 and in recent years has had several operations, including open-heart surgery last year.

She won a Grammy in 2003 in the World Music category for her album “Voz D’Amor.” She toured worldwide and sold millions of albums.

Evora is from Cape Verde, a group of islands off West Africa, and sang that country’s traditional music. It combines mournful ballads with more upbeat rhythms and a Latin American influence.

Her Lisbon, Portugal-based producer Tumbao said in a statement Friday that Evora has decided to retire.

 

Date created : 2011-09-23

  • OBITUARY

    Celebrated French-Chilean filmmaker Raoul Ruiz dies

    Read more

  • OBITUARY

    Celebrated US artist Cy Twombly dies at 83

    Read more

COMMENT(S)