Friday, May 17, 2013

Nuestro Cine: The Music of Mercedes

We'll be back on Monday to look at several news and notes from around the Americas.

The following video is the English-language international trailer for "Mercedes Sosa: la voz de Latinoamerica" ("Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America").  The documentary on the renown Argentine folk singer was produced by her only child, Fabian Matus, and will be released in her native country next month.

Sosa died in 2009 after battling several ailments.

Nicknamed "the voice of Latin America," Sosa's career spanned over four decades and included some forty albums.  Her songs often contained political messages, which did not sit well with the "Dirty War" military regime in Argentina that forced her into a brief exile.

"She lived her 74 years to the fullest," Matus said to the press shortly after Sosa died. "She had done practically everything she wanted, she didn't have any type of barrier or any type of fear that limited her."

Online Sources -; CNN; Montreal Gazette

Video Source - YouTube via user Rodrigo Vila

No comments: