Sunday, October 9

Cuttings 14 - Cesaria Evora

Thoughts from her concert at the Royal Festival Hall...

She did not move. Even her mouth barely opened. It annoyed me at first, like she gave nothing to the crowd - no energy - just a presence. But then I closed my eyes - her voice, at total odds with her performance, was the most passionate, animated and emotive sound - and that is without even understanding the lyrics - so then, why should she 'perform', she doesn't need to do more, its all there, in the gift which is her voice...