I was sad to hear that Mercedes Sosa died earlier this month. Her CD 30 Años brings together much of her best work. Among her greatest songs are a number of Argentine zambas; my favorite is “Luna Tucumana.”
Video: Mercedes Sosa sings “Como la Cigarra.”
Bio: Joel is a founding editor of Guernica. His last article, “Wise Latina”:http://www.guernicamag.com/interviews/1317/wise_latina/, appeared in Guernica’s October 2009 issue. Read his last recommendation “here”:http://www.guernicamag.com/blog/1329/staff_pick_joel_whitney_3/.