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Mercedes Sosa

Haydee Mercedes Sosa, known as La Negra, was an Argentine singer who was popular throughout Latin America and internationally. With her roots in Argentine folk music, Sosa became one of the preeminent exponents of nueva cancion. She gave voice to songs written by both Brazilians and Cubans. She was best known as the "voice of the voiceless ones".

Sosa performed in venues such as the Lincoln Center in New York City, the Theatre 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 Coliseum during her final decade of life. Her career spanned four decades and she has been the recipient of several Grammy awards and nominations, including three nominations which will be decided posthumously. She served as an ambassador for UNICEF.

In 1967, Sosa toured the United States and Europe with great success. In later years, she performed and recorded extensively, broadening her repertoire to include material from throughout Latin America.

Related websites

Singer Mercedes Sosa: The voice of the 'voiceless ones' outlasts South American dictatorships


Interview with Mercedes Sosa

Mercedes Sosa in concert


Associated Press

Mercedes Sosa's website

Mercedes Sosa's Music

Mercedes Sosa's News

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