Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Chavela Vargas, 1919-2012

Here's a summation from The Guardian, and another (in French) from Mondomix.


  1. PHENOMENAL. Looks and sounds like a pagan priestess in this clip.

    But I had no idea before I read the Guardian piece that she had a thing for women, Frida Kahlo among them. Why do I find out these things only when people die? I feel robbed.

    1. LOL, I think she basically was a pagan priestess by the time this was filmed.

    2. Dear god, did you see those streets!! Nice to see a rainbow flag in the mass.

      (Funny thing: I always assumed you pronounce her first name with a church-type CH, but no, that guy in the video pronounced it "Tsavelas".)

    3. That may be a Madrid pronunciation, though. Have to check with the Mex peeps.