Sheer Sound

December 18, 2011

RIP ‘Barefoot Diva’ Cesaria Evora.

Cesaria Evora, the Grammy-winning singer from Cape Verde who brought that nation’s morna music to a wide international audience, died today, her label Lusafrica reported. She was 70 years old. Evora, who was known as the “Barefoot Diva” for her … Continue reading

January 30, 2011

Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited “Exile”

Thomas Mapfumo, or “The Lion of Zimbabwe” is an African pop legend, and has always been a powerful lyricist and purveyor of messages, particularly in wartime during Zimbabwe’s 1970′s independence struggle. His style, Chimurenga Music (“music of struggle”), first became … Continue reading