NOT many 60-year-old grandmothers from obscure islands off the African coast can claim to have sold millions of albums and won a Grammy Award.

Cesaria Evora is used to confounding expectations, though. One of the few world music artists to have won a mainstream following, the soulful singer boasts influences ranging from African, Brazilian and Cuban rhythms to the "fado" singers of Portugal.

You can see her at The Anvil, Basingstoke, on Saturday at 7.30pm. Box office: 01256 844244.