Legendi
Legendi
DJ_SHEMA Ludje shto peat od dusha. Peat na razlichni nepoznati jazici, a sepak ti ja miluvaat dushata i kako da znaat shto chustvuvash vo nea. Julio Iglesias, Edith Piaf, Charlez Aznavour, Cesaria Evora... A skoro sekogash bez zbor, nemo, toa znaat da go iskazat preku nivnite prsti i Miles Davis, John Coltrane... No da ne meshame babi i zabi, eve neka pidat samo peachi, legendi
DJ_SHEMA Info pozajmeno od [url]http://www.slipcue.com/music/international/lusophone/luso_cesariaevora.html[/url] Cape Verde's one verifiable international star, Cesaria Evora has become almost a brand name in world music circles. The devotion she inspires is justified: her music is solid and sensuous, while her husky voice is a close match with Brazil's Maria Bethania, although with much better arrangements. Many of her older records have been reissued recently in the United States on the Nonesuch label, and are now fairly easy to find. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Albums -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cesaria Evora "La Diva Aux Pieds Nus" (Lusafrica, 1988) Cesaria Evora "Distino Di Belita" (Lusafrica, 1990) Cesaria Evora "Mar Azul" (Lusafrica/Nonesuch, 1991) A typically gorgeous album, from early in Evora's career... Sweepingly graceful melodies and Evora's dreamy vocals create a winning sound. These recordings fall in the middle of her style - they aren't her most innovative or distinctive arrangements, but they're still jaw-droppingly beautiful. Recommended. Cesaria Evora "Miss Perfumado" (Lusafrica/Nonesuch, 1992) A beautiful album, though much sparser than her later works. Absent are the lush horn arrangements -- instead this album is defined by a stark, bright, piano style and the gentle rhythmic swish-swish of the cavaquinho. Although the piano gets grand and expansive on a few tracks, for the most part it seems a little rinky-dink... in a very good way, though: listening to this album it is easy to imagine Evora performing in a local cabaret, and as a singer, not a superstar. Mournful and evocative; exactly what want you expect and desire. Cesaria Evora "Cesaria Evora" (Lusafrica/Nonesuch, 1995) "A L'Olympia (Live)" (Melodie-France, 1999) Cesaria Evora "Cabo Verde" (Lusafrica/Nonesuch, 1997) Cesaria Evora "Cafe Atlantico" (Lusafrica/BMG Classics, 1999) In her lushest album to date, Evora pushes her presentation to match the power of her voice, solidifying familiar arrangements into a grand, sweeping sound. The production on here is flawless, as is the selection of material; in addition to the standard mornas and fados, Evora travels to Havana to tackle a bit of Cuban son, with the help of some of the island's best players. And not for a single second does this album drag or lose your attention... Not to put down her earlier stuff, but this is certainly her best record yet, and one of the most powerful world music releases in the last year or so. Whether you're already a devoted fan, or just checking her out for the first time, this is definitely the Cesaria Evora album to look for. Ace bunny killer! Cesaria Evora "Sao Vincente" (Lusafrica/Windham Hill, 2001) A pretty, but strangely unmoving effort, wherein Evora finally seems to have fallen prey to the temptations of the "world music" pop-crossover trap. Although most artists would give their right arm to produce an album this accomplished, coming after her sublime Cafe Atlantico album, this is a bit of a letdown. Mercifully, there are no hip-hop beats or electronica filligrees, but the extra-cheery brightness of the arrangements and the occasional, bouncy reggae riddim are mildly troublesome. There are also plenty of guest stars, some, like Bonnie Raitt, who seem pretty extraneous, and others, like Caetano Veloso, who should cut a whole album with Cesaria. Evora continues her exploration of the musical relationship between Cape Verde and Cuba, with assist from Orquesta Aragon and Chuco Valdes -- on balance, this is a pretty good record, but it seems to lack the gravity and soulfulness of her earlier albums.
DJ_SHEMA Charles Aznavour, the son of Armenian immigrants, struggled against all the odds to launch his singing career in France. Aznavour had neither stunning film star looks nor a remarkable voice, but he had two things in his favour - powerful on-stage charisma and incredible willpower ! It may have taken Aznavour twenty years to climb his way to the top, but when he did his extraordinary tenacity would certainly pay off! Today, Aznavour in his 70s, is not only the most famous crooner in the world, hes an international mega-star with record sales to match ! At the ripe old age of 73, Charles Aznavour, the international ambassador of French chanson is still going strong. Over the past 40 years, this multi-talented artist has not only recorded countless albums but also starred in numerous films. Today Aznavour remains one of the most popular celebrities in the French showbiz world.