Cantora, Vol. 2

Cantora, Vol. 2

by Mercedes SosaMercedes Sosa


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The companion piece to Cantora, Vol. 1, Cantora, Vol. 2 features a further 18 duets with some of the major names of contemporary Argentine and Latin American music. A world music diva of the stature of Edith Piaf, Mina, or Amália Rodrigues, Mercedes Sosa has always been revered by her colleagues and considered a mandatory source of musical -- if not ideological, as well -- inspiration for all Latin American singers. Vol. 2, released in July 2009, includes collaborations with artists such as Lila Downs, Joaquín Sabina, Daniela Mercury, and a trio of Argentine rock legends, Gustavo Cerati, Charly García, and Fito Páez. While Sosa, suffering from age and illness, can no longer afford her rousing trademark style, the quiet acoustic settings, courtesy of arranger Poppi Spatocco, showcases her superb interpretive powers in a series of intimate conversations with her friends and admirers. Considering the range of guests and musical genres, including Argentine rock, bossa nova, or candombe, there is bound to be a difference of opinion as to the album's best moments. Sosa is typically more at ease with her tried-and-true repertoire of Argentine folklore and Latin American New Song -- of which she was perhaps her most iconic world-wide representative. This is not to say that Sosa's cross-over flirtings, a constant in her career, do not work: her improbable duet with reggaeton rapper René Perez from Calle 13, the socio-economic protest song "Canción Para un Niño de la Calle," turns out to be the highlight of the entire project. Mercedes Sosa died in October 2009. Cantora is a touching, dignified conclusion to a musical legacy that is as enormous as it is precious. Both Cantora volumes are also available together in a double-CD/DVD edition, with videos from the recording sessions

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/2009
Label: Bmg Int'l
UPC: 0886975336425
catalogNumber: 7533642
Rank: 39664

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mercedes Sosa   Primary Artist
Grace Medina   Violin
Marcelo Chiodi   Saxophone,Quena,Sikus
Jorge "Portugués" Da Silva   Mezcla
Sergio Fresco   Viola
Rubén Lobo   Bateria
Javier Portero   Viola
Jorge Bergero   Chelo
Rolando Goldman   Charango
Eduardo "Ganso" Borges   Mezcla
Jorge Giuliano   Arreglos
Sebastián Prusak   Violin
Elizabeth Ridolfi   Viola
Pablo Sangiorgio   Violin
Miguel Angel Bertero   Violin
Popi Spatocco   Piano,Arreglos
Damien Bolotin   Violin
Gustavo Mulé   Violin
Félix Peroni   Viola
Yuiko Asaba   Violin
Raúl Di Renzo   Violin
Nicolás Rossi   Chelo
Kristine Bara   Viola
José Araujo   Chelo
Bebe Ponti   Coro
Liliana Jakubowitz   Violin
Lautaro Greco   Bandoneon
Guillermo Rubino   Violin
Gerardo Pollizi   Violin
Francisco Javier Sepulveda   cuatro
Duende Garnica   Coro
Serdar Muradov   Violin
Nicolás Roddi   Chelo

Technical Credits

Rubén Blades   Composer
Chico Buarque   Composer
Milton Nascimento   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Franco De Vita   Composer
Fito Páez   Composer
Joaquín Sabina   Composer
Charly García   Composer
Violeta Parra   Composer
León Gieco   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Gustavo Cerati   Composer
Victor Heredia   Composer
Luiz Carlos Borges   Composer
Sebastián Schon   Composer
Marcela Morelo   Composer
Manuel Castilla   Composer
Luciano Pereyra   Composer
Coqui Sosa   Composer
Rodolfo Lugo   Composer
Luis Gurevich   Composer
René Pérez   Composer
Nelson Araya   Composer
Mauro Ferreira   Composer
Planes   Composer
Armando Tejada Gomez   Composer
Vicente López   Composer
Blas Parera   Composer
Ruben Diaz   Composer
Rolando Valladares   Composer
Ángel Ritro   Composer
Pablo Dumit   Composer

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