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Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Music Revue, No.3: Sodade

I’ve been listen a lot to Cesaria Evora lately (sparked by a conversation with someone over the weekend.) I was watching a Youtube video of her show at the Grand Rex in Paris back in April 2004. There was one song in particular that really got me. It’s called “Sodade” which I learned translates to “longing”

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Songs for the Blue Sharks of Capo Verde (Also Known As African Cup of Nations Playlist N°1)

Today we're launching our series of Africa Nations Cup playlists -- music to get you in the mood for the football, or to drown out the commentator if he's annoying you during the game. First up is...

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

R.I.P. Cesária Évora

This morning, Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora passed away in Mandelo, São Vicente, the island were she was born. One of the many meanings of “Sodade” — that most difficult to translate Creole word — is a...