Monday, October 5, 2009

gracias por la musica

Mercedes Sosa - Gracias a La Vida (YouTube)

A beautiful warm, sunny and relaxing day ended on a sad note for me.

My favourite Spanish-language singer, Mercedes Sosa died in Argentina.

Even though I never understood the lyrics of her songs, the emotive quality of her voice and the way it interwove with the melodies was understanding enough. I have loved her singing since I was first introduced to her almost 20 years ago.

I had half hoped that perhaps there was a chance of seeing her whilst here in her home continent.

Not to be.

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