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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
Looking outside only seeing rocky cliffs and ocean, poor country full of love with songs and rich country full of love with music.
This was natural enough, since she had grown up without shoes, but it became her trademark. Évora sang in Kriolu, a Creole language mixing Portuguese with the west African dialects of her enslaved ancestors. The minor-key morna ballads she sang with such stoic feeling reflected themes of loss, poverty and immigration – all constants to Cape Verdeans.