Sara Tavares Death – Sara Tavares, a Portuguese singer, composer, guitarist and percussionist passed away at the Luz hospital in Lisbon on Sunday, November 19th. Since more than a decade prior, the 45-year-old singer had been diagnosed with a cerebral tumor.
She was born and raised in Lisbon, which is located in Portugal. She was of Portuguese and Cape Verdean descent and was in her second generation. Her world music was influenced by African, Portuguese, and North American traditions.
She composed in creoles derived from Portuguese and Portuguese. While Portuguese served as the primary language of her compositions, it is not uncommon to encounter multilingual compositions in her catalog that fuse Portuguese, Portuguese creole, and even English within the same song (e.g., “One Love”).
Tavares, performing Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time” to win the 1993/1994 final of the Endemol song contest Chuva de Estrelas, advanced to the final of the Portuguese Television Song Contest in 1994. As a result, she was granted an invitation to the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, where her entry “Chamar a Música” secured an 8th position.
A Disney award was also given to her for performing the European-Portuguese rendition of “God Help the Outcasts” for the film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” This rendition of the song was considered the finest rendition of the original. In the same year, she was awarded the Portuguese Golden Globe for Best Portuguese Singer.
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