LA LLORONA: THE REBEL SPIRIT OF CHAVELA VARGAS CELEBRATES THE LEGENDARY MUSICAL REBEL WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ELY GUERRA, EUGENIA LEÓN AND TANIA LIBERTAD
World Music series at Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM
WHAT: Three passionate and powerful Latina vocalists - Ely Guerra, Eugenia León and Tania Libertad - join forces for La Llorona: The Rebel Spirit of Chavela Vargas, a one-of-a-kind acoustic tribute to Chavela Vargas, the celebrated social and musical rebel, and passionate interpreter of rancheras, boleros, and corridos.
Over the past half century, Costa Rican–born Mexican singer Chavela Vargas was an influential ambassador of traditional Mexican song in the Americas and Europe. Hailed for her haunting performances, Vargas was known as "la voz áspera de la ternura," the rough voice of tenderness. This performance will include renditions of Vargas’ most beloved songs including "Un mundo raro" and "La llorona.”
Spotlighting the music of Japan and Ireland, the 2012/13 World Music series at Walt Disney Concert Hall continues with Kodo: One Earth Tour 2013: Legend on Tues., Feb. 5, 2013 at 8 p.m.; and The Chieftains on Sun., Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
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WHEN: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
TICKETS: Tickets are now on sale at LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets can also be purchased at all
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