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Mercedes Sosa, known as La Negra, (born July 9, 1935 in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina – October 4, 2009, Buenos Aires) was an Argentine singer who was and remains immensely popular throughout Latin America and internationally. With her roots in Argentine folk music, in 1950, at age fifteen, she won a singing competition organized by a local radio station, and in the 1960s Sosa became one of the preeminent exponents of 'nueva canción' and started touring internationally. She also gave voice to many songs written by Brazilians and Cubans. She was best known as the 'voice of the voiceless ones'. At a concert in La Plata in 1979 she was arrested on stage by the military junta, along with the attending crowd. Banned in her own country, she moved to Paris and then to Madrid until her return to Argentina in 1982. Sosa also was a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Latin America and the Caribbean.
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00039 Mercedes Sosa - Argentina Primero. Turismo Musical album art Various Hermano and 1 more… Various - Argentina Primero. Turismo Musical(3xLP, Comp, Mono, Ltd) Shell (3) 00039 Argentina 1967 Sell This Version
6499302 / 3 Mercedes Sosa - Serie Doble - Cosquín 71 album art Various Gracias A La Vida and 1 more… Various - Serie Doble - Cosquín 71(2xLP, Album, Comp, Mono) Philips 6499302 / 3 Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
66 36 002 Mercedes Sosa - Argentina 71 album art Various Gracias A La Vida and 1 more… Various - Argentina 71(2xLP, Comp) Philips 66 36 002 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
6347072 Mercedes Sosa - Argentina Canta Asi album art Various Vidala Para El Ultimo Dia and 1 more… Various - Argentina Canta Asi(LP, Comp) Philips 6347072 Argentina 1972 Sell This Version
6347044 (5622) Mercedes Sosa - Argentina Canta Asì album art Various Gracias A La Vida Various - Argentina Canta Asì(LP, Comp) Philips 6347044 (5622) Argentina 1972 Sell This Version
6406004 (4503) Mercedes Sosa - Argentina Canta Así. Vol. II album art Various Balderrama Various - Argentina Canta Así. Vol. II(LP, Comp) Philips 6406004 (4503) Argentina 1972 Sell This Version
6406004 Mercedes Sosa - Argentina Canta Así - Vol. 2 album art Various Balderrama Various - Argentina Canta Así - Vol. 2(LP, Album, Comp) Philips 6406004 Argentina 1972 Sell This Version
6447072 Mercedes Sosa - Impacto Popular album art Various Al Jardín De La República Various - Impacto Popular(LP, Comp) Philips 6447072 Argentina 1973 Sell This Version
6447068 Mercedes Sosa - Folklore Para Todos - Popular album art Various Juancito Caminador Various - Folklore Para Todos - Popular(LP, Album, Comp, Ltd) Philips 6447068 Argentina 1973 Sell This Version
63.47092 Mercedes Sosa - Si Se Calla El Cantor album art Horacio Guarany Si Se Calla El Cantor Horacio Guarany - Si Se Calla El Cantor(LP, Comp) Philips 63.47092 Uruguay 1974 Sell This Version
6300113 Mercedes Sosa - Canción Social album art Various Hermano Dame Tu Mano and 1 more… Various - Canción Social(LP, Comp) Philips 6300113 Colombia 1974 Sell This Version
54676 Mercedes Sosa - Homenaje Año Internacional De La Mujer album art Various Recuerdos Del Paraguay - Guaranía (as Mercedes Sosa con Victor Buchino Y Su Conjunto) Various - Homenaje Año Internacional De La Mujer(LP, Comp, Club) RCA Victor 54676 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
54809 Mercedes Sosa - Impacto 75! album art Various Gracias A La Vida Various - Impacto 75!(LP, Comp) Philips 54809 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
Mercedes Sosa - Argentine album art Various Gracias A La vIda Various - Argentine (Comp) Philips Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
9280003 Mercedes Sosa - Los Mejores : Zambas album art Various Zamba Para No Morir Various - Los Mejores : Zambas(LP, Album, Comp, Ltd) Philips 9280003 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
MKLA-108 Mercedes Sosa - Folklore Latino Americano album art Various Los Hombres Del Rio Various - Folklore Latino Americano(3xLP, Comp) RCA Victor MKLA-108 Mexico 1976 Sell This Version
6347349 Mercedes Sosa - Folklore para todos album art Various Alfonsina Y El Mar Various - Folklore para todos(LP, Album, Comp) Philips 6347349 Argentina 1978 Sell This Version
BR 23.014 Mercedes Sosa - América Do Sol album art Various Alfonsina Y El Mar Various - América Do Sol(LP, Comp) Bandeirantes Discos BR 23.014 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
6470 607 Mercedes Sosa - A Música De Milton Nascimento album art Various San Vicente Various - A Música De Milton Nascimento(LP, Comp) Fontana 6470 607 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
BR.33032 Mercedes Sosa - América Do Sol – Vol. 2 album art Various Balderrama Various - América Do Sol – Vol. 2(LP, Comp) Bandeirantes Discos BR.33032 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
BR.33026 Mercedes Sosa - América Latina Canta album art Various Juana Azurduy Various - América Latina Canta(LP, Comp) Bandeirantes Discos BR.33026 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
Mercedes Sosa - Monstruo - 30 Exitos album art Various Maria, Maria Various - Monstruo - 30 Exitos (Comp) Polystar (3), Polystar (3), Polystar (3) Spain 1983 Sell This Version
816 026-1 Mercedes Sosa - Argentina - Color Y Musica album art Various Pampas Del Sur and 2 more… Various - Argentina - Color Y Musica(LP, Comp, Gat) Fontana 816 026-1 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
LPR 16473 Mercedes Sosa - El Canto Libre De América album art Various El Mundo Prometido A Juanito Laguna Various - El Canto Libre De América(LP, Comp) Polydor LPR 16473 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
SLIN 3432 Mercedes Sosa - Circo Electrico Del Rock 'N' Roll album art Various Inconsciente Colectivo Various - Circo Electrico Del Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Comp) DG Discos SLIN 3432 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version