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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”

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Sodade

Saudade. European Portuguese: , Brazilian Portuguese: , Galician: ; a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone one loves, often carrying a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return;...

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...