Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tatay and Inay

I RARELY POST videos, but since today is my departed parents' 63rd wedding anniversary, I am replaying one of their favorite songs, interpreted by Cesaria Evora, "The Barefoot Diva." Born in the Cape Verde Islands, Cesaria grew up in poverty and used to sing in cruise ships before she was discovered by a Portuguese producer who invited her to record in Paris. She won the Grammy in the World Music category in 2003 for her album Voz d'Amor. Known for performing barefoot and taking breaks to drink rum and smoke while the band played an instrumental, she died in 2011 at the age of 71. Have a Happy Anniversary where you are, Tatay and Inay.

The couple standing on the right with my older siblings during my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary in Mataasnakahoy

In the 1980s, San Pedro, Laguna


  1. Agnes Bautista-CagadasSeptember 15, 2016 at 3:17 AM

    Missing our childhood hearing that beautiful music. Missing Tatay and Inay. I love you bro.


    1. Thanks for this, Ate Nene. Tatay and Inay were hardworking parents, but they too had their romantic side. This became more pronounced as they got older, and I'm glad I had a chance to see that before they passed away.