Cesária Évora – Miss Perfumado – White, Double Vinyl, LP, Lusafrica, 2020
Limited double vinyl import from France in a Gatefold jacket. Recommended if you like Afro-Cuban, Morna, Fado, and African music.
Miss Perfumado is the fourth album by Cape Verdean vocalist Cesária Évora, released in 1992. It sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide. It includes one of her most celebrated songs, “Sodade”, composed by Armando Zeferino Soares.
Both the seventh song and the album are named after a song that was made by B. Leza. The sixth song, “Angola”, composed by Ramiro Mendes, helped Évora to achieve her first gold record in France. That track would later be adapted into a 1997 single called “Pa Manyen”, by former President of Haiti Michel Martelly, which later became a hit.