Papa Joachim Paris

Cesaria Evora

Cesaria Evora sings in Paris in 1995

Cesaria Evora (1941-2011) was a very popular vocalist from Cape Verde who found her greatest fame in Paris and throughout Europe.

The haunting ‘Papa Joachim Paris” has Ms. Evora singing about the loss of her first love.

This version, filmed at Le Batacian in Paris in 1995, features Cesaria Evora in top form while accompanied by some catchy rhythmic piano.

– Scott Yanow