• Voices from Mexico

  • On August 5 of this year, Chavela Vargas—the queen of the Mexican song—died at the age of 93. A November 27 tribute to the renowned singer at Carnegie Hall forms the cornerstone of the 2012 Celebrate México Now festival, an annual celebration of contemporary Mexican art and culture throughout New York City.

    Over her long and tumultuous life, Vargas transfixed Mexico and the world with her gut-wrenching performances of Mexican rancheras, as well as with her fearless and indomitable personality. As the Spanish film maker Pedro Almodóvar—who was closely associated with Vargas in her later years—wrote, "Chavela Vargas turned abandon and desolation into a cathedral within which we all fit."

    Celebrate México Now includes film, literature, visual arts, and food. Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute celebrates the music of Mexico in its Neighborhood Concert Series, presenting free performances around the city.
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  • Paying Tribute to Chavela Vargas

  • A Tribute to Chavela Vargas
    Three of today’s most exciting female singers join forces for the first time to pay tribute to the late, legendary Chavela Vargas in an evening of traditional and contemporary Mexican song.
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