Sunday, 18 December 2011

goodbye barefoot lady

photo © by William Klein, Paris, 1999
Cesária Évora, ”la Diva aux Pieds Nus” passed
away yesterday in her native Mindelo, on the 
island of São Vicente, Cape Verde.
She sarted singing as a teenager in bayside bars
achieveng international fame only late in life when I
had the chance to see her show: despite the small
audience not understanding Portuguese she swiftly
gained love and admiration thanks to her unique 
voice and her unpretentious manners.
I'd like to pay tribute to her with the amazing portrait
made by William Klein, one of the most influencial
photographers who, though American by birth, has
been living and working in Paris since his teens.
Adeus Miss Perfumado.

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