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Mercedes Sosa: La voz de Latinoamérica (2013)

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Almost fifty years ago, when she was very young and unknown, Mercedes Sosa broke the mould by drafting, together with other four young artists, the so-called "Manifesto del Nuevo Cancionero... See full summary »

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Chico Buarque ...
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Elba Bustelo ...
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David Byrne ...
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Luz Casenave ...
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Maria Herminia Miñano Cerna ...
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Josefina De Medici ...
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León Gieco ...
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Víctor Heredia ...
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Fabian Matus ...
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Pablo Milanés ...
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Milton Nascimento ...
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Almost fifty years ago, when she was very young and unknown, Mercedes Sosa broke the mould by drafting, together with other four young artists, the so-called "Manifesto del Nuevo Cancionero" (The New songbook Manifesto). How did this manifesto make an impact on the next generations? How much did the "Nuevo Cancionero" influence the development of the "Nueva Trova Cubana"? How did this ideology affect the politics of both emerging and developed countries? Apart from the millions of records she sold, the thousands of concerts she made all over the world, her countless fans and detractors, Mercedes Sosa left behind an indelible legacy, an ideal that has not become a reality yet but which keeps pushing forward. "Mercedes Sosa, The Voice of Latin America" is a deep intimate journey into Mercedes Sosa's world, not only as an artist but as human being. An autobiography through her own voice. She will guide us through her life, her successes and failures, her love stories and all her ... Written by Cinema 7 Films

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The life of the most important Latin America folk singer, Mercedes Sosa

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6 June 2013 (Argentina)  »

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Mercedes Sosa, die Stimme Lateinamerikas  »

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$1,415 (USA) (24 January 2014)

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$2,346 (USA) (31 January 2014)
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In 2003, Mercedes Sosa was appointed as UNESCO Ambassador for Latin America and the Caribbean. See more »

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disappointing
25 November 2013 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I am an admirer of Sosa's for more than 20 years and her music still appeals a lot. This documentary unfortunately was quite chaotic. It jumps back and forth through the decades. I also had difficulty sometimes following what was said because there were quick switches between voice-overs of her son and Mercedes herself. For me the style of presenting the material was also too sentimental. Mercedes Sosa has made lots of great and strong songs; I only heard/saw a couple of them in this movie: the music in the documentary seems disproportionately focused on the rather slow songs. It would have helped me if there was a (neutral) narrator treating Sosa's career and life in a more organised way, and I think it would also have helped if there was a neutral interviewer, instead of showing her own son meeting all kinds of people and interviewing them himself.

The movie makes it easily clear, though, that Sosa has a great voice and that her heart was with the people. Probably most Sosa-fans will enjoy watching this movie, but for me it was quite disappointing. Her music remains great.


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