Chavela Vargas and Her Friends

Chavela Vargas

¡Por mi culpa! (Discos Corason/Nuevos Medios NM 15920CD, 2010)

Chavela Vargas, Mexico’s living legend, has a new recording. For decades, Chavela’s ardent boleros and rancheras have stirred passions in Mexico and the rest of the Spanish speaking world. Her new album is titled ¡Por mi culpa!. It is a personal anthology of her favorite songs in which Chavela Vargas is joined by some of her friends.

Produced by Mexican record label Corason, the album includes renowned Mexican singer Eugenia León; celebrated Mexican cellist Jimena Giménez Cacho; popular Argentine singer La Negra Chagra; Mexican sculptor, painter and composer Mario Ávila; American world lounge band Pink Martini; Spanish singer-songwriter Joaquín Sabina; and Chavela Vargas’ musical heiress, Mexican world music icon Lila Downs.

The song selection includes ‘Las Ciudades’,  ‘Un Mundo Raro’, ‘Luz De Luna’, ‘Las Simples Cosas’,  ‘Piensa En Mí’, ‘Nosotros’ and ”Vámonos’. There is also a new song ‘¿A Dónde Te Vas, Paloma?’ that was composed during the recording sessions.

Chavela Vargas is past 90 now and she’s adding new fans. Although her hard life has affected her vocal abilities, ¡Por mi culpa! is already causing a sensation in Mexico and Spain.

¡Por mi culpa! is a well deserved tribute to one of the most influential figures in Latin American popular music.

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