& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by skyvo-direct-usa and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Voz D'Amor has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$14.04
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Voz D'Amor

4.6 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, May 20, 2011
"Please retry"
$14.04
$4.98 $0.25

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Get Started with Amazon Prime Stream millions of songs anytime, anywhere, included with an Amazon Prime membership. Get started
$14.04 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by skyvo-direct-usa and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Voz D'Amor
  • +
  • Miss Perfumado
  • +
  • Café Atlantico
Total price: $28.02
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Voz D' Amor by Cesaria Evora

When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

Amazon.com

Cape Verde is famous for its Afro-Portuguese-inlfluenced music genres: the haunting guitar-based morna and the percussive Cuba- and Brazil-influenced coladeras. Ever since her "discovery" in 1998, vocalist Cesaria Evora, the so-called "Barefoot Diva," has been her country's greatest musical ambassor. This recording features Evora interpreting old and new Cape Verdean and Brazilian songs. Under the expert leadership of her musical director, pianist Fernado Andrade, Evora's rich contralto is beautifully supported by guitars, the ukelele-like cavaquinho, mandolin, strings, clarinet, and percussion. Like Billie Holiday, Evora can inject a lyric with pathos and passion. That rare gift is heard on the mid-tempo "Isoloada" ("Isolated"), an aching song about a beautiful, imprisoned mulatto girl, written by Evora's poet uncle, B. Leza, and the equally heart-wrenching "Amdjer De Nos Terra" ("Woman of Our Land"), which tells of the suffering of Cape Verdean women. The upbeat tracks include the sax-laced, vocal choired, "Pomba" ("The Dove")and Luis Morais's "Velocidade" ("Velocity"). "Jardim Prometido" ("Promised Garden") is a nice take on the American standard "Greenfields" by another Cape Verdean composer, Teofilo Chantre. The title track features Evora in pan-African fellowship with musicians from Cuba, Brazil, and Madagascar, showing that the music of her homeland has something for everyone. --Eugene Holley, Jr.
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
5:27
Listen Now $0.99
 
2
30
3:21
Listen Now $0.99
 
3
30
4:43
Listen Now $0.99
 
4
30
4:09
Listen Now $0.99
 
5
30
4:39
Listen Now $0.99
 
6
30
4:09
Listen Now $0.99
 
7
30
4:57
Listen Now $0.99
 
8
30
4:47
Listen Now $0.99
 
9
30
4:55
Listen Now $0.99
 
10
30
3:05
Listen Now $0.99
 
11
30
3:23
Listen Now $0.99
 
12
30
4:02
Listen Now $0.99
 
13
30
4:15
Listen Now $0.99
 
14
30
4:27
Listen Now $0.99
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 20, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: September 23, 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Lusafrica
  • Run Time: 61 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000APHOT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,080 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Cesaria Evora Store

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Rosomax on October 17, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I picked this CD up at a local bookstore while actually browsing the classical section. The moment I heard this voice, I was mesmerized! Subtle and passionate, extremely well projected, this voice goes straight to the listener's heart. In classical terms, such a voice can safely be called a contralto, a rare breed, but it's not artificially dark and the singer does not push it at all; she is making the voice gently float and "wrap" the audience.
The program encompasses some Brazilian songs along with many songs from Evora's native Cape Verde. The latter is a lovely fusion of Cuban, African, and Portuguese influences along with something extremely moving and unique that this listener can't quite explain, but one will immediately identify it once familiar with it. The selections nicely move from mournful to joyous, thereby eliminating any "sameness" that's so common with "native music" recordings. They also showcase Evora's marvelous talent to convey a wide range of feelings with a few simple musical gestures. Interestingly, the fact that the recording was made in Paris somehow contributed as well -- the music does carry a vague "chansonette" feel. The supporting musicians are brilliant, they're all literally on the same page with Evora with every expression.
The booklet includes the lyrics and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the poetry. It's all of the highest caliber. B. Leza's wonderful verse has to gain wider exposure.
Do not delay getting this album, for it will bring you over an hour of pure unadulterated musical bliss.
Comment 40 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Oh how I love Cesaria! As always when I visit Barnes & Nobles I go to the International music section. As my eyes scanned the wide selection of world music, Cesaria's face stood out. This woman reminds of Celia Cruz -love her too, may her soul rest in peace -I said to myself and I bet she's a wonderful singer. All I needed to hear was the song "Sodade" and that was it. I fell in love with Cesaria's music. Like Celia Cruz she has the voice that captures your attention and sends chills down your spine - so electrifying it's beautiful! I currently one three of Cesaria's albums - THe Very Best of, Cabo Verde, and Voz D'Amor! THe next albums I want to get are Sao Vincente di Longe and Cesaria!
For the past few months I've been listening to Cesaria's music more than anyone elses! I can relate so much to the lyrics of her music and the style being that I'm from the Caribbean. I feel as if I've also lived the Capeverdian experience! I would like to visit someday! Viva Cesaria a reina da morna!
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Always equalizes with herself, Cesaria Evora did not lose anything of her voice. This new album proves how much her repertory is single. A team of musicians except par. Lyrics and compositions quite elaborate. The ambassadress of the music of Cape Verde does not have the gift to weary. But well rather to attract more people in search of "ever heard". Of the 14 titles of this disc, one cannot have preference. Let you go and you will not stop listening to the disc. So much it is deep and hanging.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Fmaxrobs on February 7, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
As do other art forms, music prompts a non-rational, right-brained experience, which challenges clear explanation in mere, left-brained terms (words).

Evoria's voice should strike most as basic (unvarnished, not highly-schooled, yet pleasant) and calming.

Her songs on this CD are sad yet restrained. In other words no yelling, screeching, wailing, or stressing the
wrong syllables as do many American Gospel singers. Evoria's songs might bland out any preferring such a Gospel approach.

Other plain souls, however, should appreciate her straight-forward, unadorned songs. She expresses basic sadness with no stylized stresses, or startling yelps.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Heard this at a local art fair as it played in the background of an artist's booth. This haunting sultry voice stopped me in my tracks. Discovered it was the title song, "Voz D'Amor" playing, sung by vocal artist Cesaria Evora. I don't buy much music but knew I had to have this album. It did not disappoint at all, rather took me to some exotic tropical place I can only get to in my mind. This is a life-saving place to go to when living in Wisconsin during winter. Thanks Evora for taking me there. It was sad to find that she passed in December, 2011 at age 70. What a voice, what a woman.
Voz D'Amor
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This was another Christmas gift. I suggest you purchase Cafe Atlantico, my favorite first. But I'm glad I have her CDs. It's so wonderful to listen to her sing. It's as if she's in your living room. Her voice has a calming effect. Buy all of her CDs!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Music
Tracked down the gallery owner to find out who was singing. Then I searched local music stores without luck. Finally found on Amazon. I love to play this on a summer evening looking out at the night sky. Such a mellow, romantic voice. Wish I could have heard her in person.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I recently "discovered" Cesaria Evora and I must say she masterfully blends and highlights the most varied array of rhythms, instruments, harmonies and vocals. I was impressed with the live concert recordings. However, "Voz D'Amor" provided a more controlled environment for Cesaria and her group to really polish and enhance the musical experience.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Voz D'Amor
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Voz D'Amor


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: vinyl pop