Mercedes Sosa

Mercedes Sosa

 

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Haydée Mercedes Sosa (Spanish pronunciation: [merˈseðes ˈsosa]; 9 July 1935[1] – 4 October 2009), sometimes known as La Negra (literally: The Black One), was an Argentine singer who was popular throughout Latin America and many countries outside the region. She was born on Argentina's Independence Day.[2][3][4] With her roots in Argentine folk music, Sosa became one of the preeminent exponents of nueva canción. She gave voice to songs written by many Latin American songwriters. Her music made people hail her as the "voice of the voiceless ones", and "the voice of America".[5]

Sosa performed in venues such as the Lincoln Center in New York City, the Théâtre Mogador in Paris and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, as well as sell-out shows in New York's Carnegie Hall and the Roman Colosseum during her final decade of life. Her career spanned four decades and she was the recipient of several Grammy awards and nominations, including a posthumous Latin Grammy award for Best Folk Album. She served as an ambassador for UNICEF.

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Highlights10

Best Songs
Album
Best Songs is an album by musical artist Mercedes Sosa, released on November 27, 2016.
Cantora 1
 
Cantora 1 is a studio album by the late Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa.
Al Despertar
 
Al Despertar is a 1998 album by Mercedes Sosa.
Siempre En Ti. Edición Definitiva: Inéditos y Colaboraciones.
Album
Siempre En Ti. Edición Definitiva: Inéditos y Colaboraciones. is an album by musical artist Mercedes Sosa, released on January 1, 2013.

Photos - Mercedes Sosa93

Popular Albums61

Album Appearances & References26

Popular Songs4

Song Appearances & References1

Minor Film Appearances & References1

Collaborators & Influencers15

Other Music-Related Relationships12

Personal & Professional Relationships1

Awards & Nominations2

Events1

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Videos50

Spotify - Albums & Singles103

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On23

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles7

Who is Mercedes Sosa?
  –  August 9, 2017
Argentine-born folk singer Mercedes Sosa is considered by many to be Argentina’s most widely known and successful music artist. She is recognized across the world and has performed in roughly thirty countries. Between the years of 1959 and 2005 ...
Amara La Negra
  –  July 23, 2017
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Alfred 00-JEM03017 La Negra Tiene Tumbao - Music Book
  –  July 15, 2017
Alfred Music Publishing is the world's largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty ...
Saturday Night Sexy: Amara La Negra
  –  July 1, 2017
Afro-Latina model/singer Amara La Negra lands on the front page four our latest installment of our Saturday Night Sexy series. Outside of modeling, the Miami-born Dominican is also known for her music, including her latest reggaeton-flavored single “Se Q ...
‘I can never predict what music will do to me on stage’ – Thandiswa Mazwai
  –  August 18, 2017
Every stage has its own magic. Over the years I have shared stages with everyone, from Ray Charles to Beyoncé, Salif Keita to Mercedes Sosa, Damian Marley to Lauren Hill, and Miriam Makeba to Brenda Fassie. It's been a beautiful ride so far. But for the ...
Eugenia León: Day of the Dead
  –  August 13, 2017
has maintained a high profile ever since, collaborating with the likes of Lola Beltrán, Willie Colón, José José and Mercedes Sosa. The concert celebrates the Day of the Dead, an important touchstone of Mexican culture.
Who is Mercedes Sosa?
  –  August 9, 2017
Argentine-born folk singer Mercedes Sosa is considered by many to be Argentina’s most widely known and successful music artist. She is recognized across the world and has performed in roughly thirty countries. Between the years of 1959 and 2005, Mercedes ...

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