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Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Hope

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Persecuted, banned, and exiled, the legendary Argentine folk singer and activist Mercedes Sosa made South America’s dictators tremble in the 1970s. Endowed with an outstanding voice, Sosa captivated audiences with a compelling presence. She was a role model for millions of fans and a much-loved mother of Latin America.

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Kindle Edition, 199 pages
Published December 14th 2016 by Tribute2Life Publishing (first published December 10th 2016)
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Barbara Webb
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a coherent, lucid, authentic and well researched account of the life of Mercedes Sosa, the Argentinian folk singer. This is the first book written in Englsh and is backed by an extensive bibliography and reference library of YouTube videos.
It describes the poverty that Sosa was born into, how she suffered from stage fright for most of her life and how she became famous at the age of 15 at the Cosquin Folk Festival which marked the beginning of her musical career. Her music was always ent
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Ellen Christian
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t familiar with Mercedes Sosa before I began reading this book, but I was familiar with many of the political upheavals in South America because I’ve always been fascinated with Evita Peron. Through reading this story, I learned who Mercedes Sosa was and how she inspired so many people. But, I also had the chance to learn more about Evita Peron and her role.

The first half of the book is the story of Mercedes Sosa from her birth through her death. I found the story to be completely fascina
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Cristina Slusariuc
What makes Anette Christensen’s book very special and touching, is the fact that she wrote it in deep respect for and admiration of Mercedes Sosa - one of the biggest Latin American artists.

How Mercedes Sosa transformed the author’s life is a fascinating journey of self-discovery. I felt involved immediately as a reader and enjoyed the way the author related Mercedes Sosa’s biography to her own life (from childhood to present). I found what she learned about neuroscience and mindfulness in her h
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Cristina Slusariuc
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What makes Anette Christensen’s book very special and touching, is the fact that she wrote it in deep respect for and admiration of Mercedes Sosa - one of the biggest Latin American artists.

How Mercedes Sosa transformed the author’s life is a fascinating journey of self-discovery. I felt involved immediately as a reader and enjoyed the way the author related Mercedes Sosa’s biography to her own life (from childhood to present). I found what she learned about neuroscience and mindfulness in her h
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Lee Anderson
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Hope by Anette Christensen is the biography of a legendary Argentine folk singer whose voice and music served as the politically-charged mouthpiece for a nation oppressed by its military dictator government. I spent some time in Buenos Aires myself where I met my future mother-in-law’s boyfriend who was once persecuted for his politic views. He told me about being tortured and kept handcuffed to a corpse for days. The experience left him so traumatized that he’d devel ...more
Diane Solomon
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fascinating and inspiring story. The brilliant Argentinian folk-singer, Mercedes Sosa, was also a patriot and compassionate defender of the poor and working class. Huge-hearted and passionate, her life story is weaved artfully by the author through a historical lens. A history lesson has never been this easy, this pertinent, this affecting. I was touched more than once.

As a professional singer and musician I had of course heard of and knew of Mercedes Sosa, but never had the pleasure or h
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Janice Ellis
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This a history lesson, a tribute to a artistic humanist, and a touching memoir all in one. The author accidentally learn of Mercedes Sosa, the South American folk singer activist upon her death. She was so touched by her life of helping the underserved and the musical career that propelled her activism that she was captivated and wanted to know more about Mercedes Sosa. In the process, the author found inspiration and help for her own personal struggles that had affected her since childhood. The ...more
Astrid V.J.
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have loved Mercedes Sosa since the moment I first heard her Miss Criolla when I was 21. Nevertheless, I didn’t make an effort to get to know this amazing singer better, nor to explore her impact. Reading this wonderful book brought me so much joy and I am thankful to Christensen for her dedication to this biography of Sosa and the additional exploration of what this Mother-of-all can teach us for our own lives. Sosa truly has a voice of hope and this book keeps her memory alive in the most bea ...more
Natalie Wood
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it
When the Argentinian singer Mercedes Sosa died in October 2009 she was widely mourned in Israel.

She had performed with artistes like David Broza; appeared at the tenth anniversary celebration of the Peres Centre for Peace and with her compatriot and fellow singer, Teresa Parodi planted a tree in the Mamoriah Forest near the Ben Shemen Moshav. So it’s no wonder that when Parodi re-visited Israel soon after Sosa’s death, she planted another tree in her friend’s memory. It was the closing of a circ
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