A gateway to the music of Chavela Vargas

Catherine Gund, co-director of the documentary, Chavela, gives you an introduction to Chavela Vargas and explains why the singer was such a trailblazing figure in Latin music.
Chavela Vargas broke boundaries with her music. A new documentary tells the story of her incredible yet often troubled life. (Submitted)

Originally published on December 8, 2017

You might not be familiar with the name Chavela Vargas, but there's a good chance you'll recognize her music. Vargas was a trailblazer whose unique ranchera sound has been has been used in a number of films, including the 2002 biopic Frida. Today, Catherine Gund, the co-director of a new documentary called Chavela sheds some light on the singer and explains why she was such an important figure in Latin music.​


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El Ultimo Trago

Volver, Volver

Produced by Ben Edwards

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