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Mercedes Sosa, photograph by Annemarie Heinrich.
|Birth name||Haydée Mercedes Sosa|
July 9, 1935|
San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina
October 4, 2009 (aged 74)|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Genres||Folk, Nueva canción|
Haydée Mercedes Sosa (9 July 1935 – 4 October 2009) was an Argentine singer. She was popular throughout Latin America and many countries outside the continent. Sosa became one of the important examples of nueva canción. She gave voice to songs written by both Brazilians and Cubans. She was best known as the "voice of the voiceless ones".
- Mercedes Sosa at BrainyHistory.com
- Singer Mercedes Sosa: The voice of the 'voiceless ones' outlasts South American dictatorships
- Clarín (Spanish)
- "Argentine folk icon Sosa dies at 74". Al Jazeera. 2009-10-04. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/10/200910421057755554.html#. Retrieved 2009-10-05.