Mercedes Sosa

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Haydée Mercedes Sosa (9 July 1935 – 4 October 2009), known as La Negra (literally: The Black One), was an Argentine singer who was popular throughout Latin America and many countries outside the continent. With her roots in Argentine folk music, Sosa became one of the preeminent exponents of nueva canción. 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 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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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1963 Canciones con fundamento Mercedes Sosa 1
1966 Yo no canto por cantar Mercedes Sosa 1
1967 Para cantarle a mi gente Mercedes Sosa 1
1969 Mujeres argentinas Mercedes Sosa 1
1971 Homenaje a Violeta Parra Mercedes Sosa 1
1972 Cantata sudamericana Mercedes Sosa 1
1977 Mercedes Sosa interpreta a Atahualpa Yupanqui Mercedes Sosa 1
1983 Como un pájaro libre Mercedes Sosa 1
1984 ¿Será posible el sur? Mercedes Sosa 1
1985 Vengo a ofrecer mi corazón Mercedes Sosa 2
1986 Corazón Americano Mercedes Sosa, León Gieco & Milton Nascimento 1
1986 Todavía cantamos Mercedes Sosa 1
1987 Mercedes Sosa '87 Mercedes Sosa 2
1987 Vivir Mercedes Sosa 1
1991 De mí Mercedes Sosa 1
1994 Gestos de amor Mercedes Sosa 1
1996 Escondido en mi país Mercedes Sosa 1
1997 Alta fidelidad Mercedes Sosa & Charly García 1
1998 Al despertar Mercedes Sosa 1
2002 Serenata para la tierra de uno Mercedes Sosa & León Gieco & Victor Heredia 1
2003 Voz y sentimiento Mercedes Sosa 1
2005 Corazón libre Mercedes Sosa 1
2009 Cantora 2 Mercedes Sosa 1
2009 Cantora Mercedes Sosa 5 2
2009 Cantora 1 Mercedes Sosa 1
2012 Coleção Folha Grandes Vozes, Volume 11: Mercedes Sosa Mercedes Sosa 1
A que florezca mi pueblo Mercedes Sosa 1
A quien doy Mercedes Sosa 1
Argentina quiere cantar Mercedes Sosa & León Gieco & Victor Heredia 1
Pablo Milanés & Mercedes Sosa Pablo Milanés & Mercedes Sosa 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1988 Amigos Míos Compilation Mercedes Sosa 2
1992 Sino Compilation Mercedes Sosa 2
1993 30 Años Compilation Mercedes Sosa 2
1996 Oro Compilation Mercedes Sosa 1
1997 Mi historia Compilation Mercedes Sosa 1
1997 Gracias a la vida Compilation Mercedes Sosa 1
1997 The Best of Compilation Mercedes Sosa 1
1999 Millenium Compilation Mercedes Sosa 1
1999 Colección "Sentir el Folclore": Balderrama Compilation Mercedes Sosa 1
2005 Beth Carvalho e amigos Compilation Beth Carvalho, Zeca Pagodinho, Almir Guineto, Martinho da Vila, Nelson Cavaquinho, Dona Ivone Lara, Golden Boys, Nelson Gonçalves, Paulinho Tapajós, Mestre Marçal, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Fagner, Grupo Fundo de Quintal, Mercedes Sosa 1
2006 La historia del folklore: segunda parte Compilation Mercedes Sosa 1
2006 Para cantar he nacido Compilation Mercedes Sosa 1
2009 Siempre: Una Vida En Canciones Compilation Mercedes Sosa 1
Coletânea Compilation Mercedes Sosa 1
Grandes éxitos Compilation Mercedes Sosa 1
Lo mejor de Mercedes Sosa Compilation Mercedes Sosa 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 Mercedes Sosa en Argentina Live Mercedes Sosa 3
1985 Corazón americano: El gran concierto Live Mercedes Sosa & León Gieco & Milton Nascimento 1
1990 Live in Europe Live Mercedes Sosa 1
2003 Acustico en vivo Live Mercedes Sosa 1

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