Mercedes Sosa facts for kids
Mercedes Sosa, photograph by Annemarie Heinrich.
|Birth name||Haydée Mercedes Sosa|
July 9, 1935|
San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina
|Died||October 4, 2009
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Genres||Folk, Nueva canción|
Haydée Mercedes Sosa (9 July 1935 – 4 October 2009) was an Argentine singer. She was popular throughout Latin America and many countries outside the continent. Sosa became one of the important examples 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 suffered from breathing problems in later years. Sosa went into hospital in Buenos Aires on September 18, 2009. She died from multiple organ failure on October 4, 2009. She was aged 74.
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Mercedes Sosa in 2005, with Argentina's then-First Lady (later president from 2007 to 2015), Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
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