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Cesaria Evora to Release Album, Tour U.S.

RCA Victor will release Cesaria Evora’s 10th studio album, Rogamar, on March 7. The album was recorded in Mindelo, Cape Verde; Paris; and Rio de Janeiro and produced by Fernando Andrade, who has accompanied Evora onstage since 1999.

Since her first U.S. release in 1988, Evora has been nominated for six Grammy Awards, winning one, and has released two live DVDs in addition to her studio albums.

Evora began her career nearly forty years ago as performer with her father and cousin. She became a morna star in her native Cape Verde and frequently appeared on local radio shows. In the early 1970s, Evora – known to her fans as the “barefoot diva” – stopped performing to start a family. Nearly fifteen years later, and now in her forties, Evora found her way back to the stage.

Evora will embark on a 22-date tour of North America in support of her upcoming album.

  • March 14 Popejoy Hall, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • March 15 Ikeda Theatre, Mesa, Ariz.
  • March 17 Royce Hall, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • March 18 Orange County PAC, Costa Mesa, Calif.
  • March 19 4th & B, San Diego, Calif.
  • March 21 Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • March 22 Rio Theater, Santa Cruz, Calif.
  • March 24 Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley, Calif.
  • March 25 Zellerbach Auditorium, Berkeley, Calif.
  • March 26 Opheum Theatre, Vancouver, B.C.
  • March 27 TBD, Victoria, B.C.
  • March 30 Beacon Theatre, New York, N.Y.
  • March 31 Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Mass.
  • April 1 Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
  • April 4 Symphony Center, Chicago, Ill.
  • April 5 Overture Center, Madison, Wis.
  • April 7 Massey Hall, Toronto, Ont.
  • April 8 Wilfield Peltier Hall, Montreal, Quebec
  • April 9 Dominon-Chalmers Church, Ottawa, Ont.
  • April 11 Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • April 12 Bynam Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • April 13 Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
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