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October 4, 2009

Gracias a la vida, Mercedes Sosa, 1935-2009

Last night, Mercedes Sosa, one of our favorite singers, passed away at the age of 74. She was born in San Miguel de Tucuman in 1935 as was known as "La Voz de America Latina" (the voice of Latin America) for her powerful songs about the plight of the poor. She was not primarily known as a Tango singer, but she has recorded some amazing tango songs. Her version of Los Mareados with Roberto Goyeneche is personal favorite of mine. Here are a few my favorite recordings of her.

One of her most famous songs was "Gracias a la vida" or "Thank you to life". I chokes me up whenever I hear it. Gracias a Mercedes Sosa

Posted by bbarnes at October 4, 2009 2:07 PM