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Cesaria Evora, Tcheka

Tue. June 12th 2007 8 pm The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (All Ages) 8 pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, or 604-280-4444, Jazz Hotline 604-872-5200

Cesaria Evora

The undisputed empress of the worldbeat charts, two-time Grammy nominee, Cesaria Evora has truly earned those frequent comparisons to Edith Piaf and Billie Holiday. Hailing from Cape Verde, an archipelago off the coast of West Africa, Evora sings in the traditional morna style, which is like Portuguese fado filtered through the rhythms of Brazil an... more info


Tcheka Following the success of the great Cesaria Evora, Manuel Lopes Andrade, otherwise known as Tcheka, is a leading light in the new generation of Cape Verdean musicians. Playing his guitar in the batuque style, Tcheka transposes beats that are usually played on percussion, bringing us a blues that is lunar, arid, and grandiose, like the land... more info
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