Cabo Verdean singer Mayra Andrade is one of the leading voices championing and interpreting the sounds of her country’s morna music for modern ears through her pop and reggae-influenced compositions. In our latest episode of Okay Acoustic, Mayra performs a serene and hypnotizing tribute to Cabo Verde’s queen of morna, the “Barefoot Diva” Cesária Évora. Following her performance at New York City’s Central Park SummerStage, Mayra ran through a pristine and stripped-down rendition of the late Cesária’s Voz D’Amor ballad “Isolada” accompanied by Thomas Naïm on acoustic guitar. Watch Mayra Andrade’s Okay Acoustic session for Okayafrica TV, released today on what would have been Cesária Évora’s 74th birthday, above.
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