The mourning that has followed the loss of Latin music icon Chavela Vargas has come together with a series of memories about her life. Some of those memories include resplendent quotes from the artist and all of those who had the opportunity to share their lives with the legendary Ranchera singer.
Through these quotes, the Latin music world has had the opportunity to revisit the intense life and career of one of the most irreverent artists of the 20th century. For instance, while talking about her parents Chavela Vargas once said: "They never loved me and when they divorced, I stayed with my uncles - may they burn in hell!" Similarly, she defended her homosexuality stating that "what hurt was not being homosexual, but what they throw it in my face as if it were the plague."
Different celebrities have also discussed the legacy of Chavela Vargas. Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, one of her very best friends, described her as "the rough voice of tenderness." Likewise, Mexican singer Lila Downs highlighted the impact that Chavela Vargas had on Ranchera music stating that the legendary singer provided this genre with "a new freedom to reinvent yourself."
If you want to get a better sense of the life of this legendary artist, I would like to invite you to read the following quotes about the human condition of one of the most influential Mexican artists of all time.
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