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Rogamar

by Cesaria Evora

Rogamar by Cesaria Evora

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Rogamar

by Cesaria Evora

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Label: RCA Victor
Every Cesaria Evora album demands a kind of surrender -- a surrender to Cape Verde's languid, heat-soaked rhythms and the inherent melancholy of the morna style. Rogamar (literally, "pray to the sea") packs bittersweet longing into each song, with Teofilio Chantre's lyrics gently probing the island's conflicted relationship to the water that surrounds it.

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Every Cesaria Evora album demands a kind of surrender -- a surrender to Cape Verde's languid, heat-soaked rhythms and the inherent melancholy of the morna style. Rogamar (literally, "pray to the sea") packs bittersweet longing into each song, with Teofilio Chantre's lyrics gently probing the island's conflicted relationship to the water that surrounds it.

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About This Album

Every Cesaria Evora album demands a kind of surrender -- a surrender to Cape Verde's languid, heat-soaked rhythms and the inherent melancholy of the morna style. Rogamar (literally, "pray to the sea") packs bittersweet longing into each song, with Teofilio Chantre's lyrics gently probing the island's conflicted relationship to the water that surrounds it.