Monday, July 20, 2015

SFJAZZ 5 Spot: Five Things to Know About Tania Libertad

  1. She was honored with the title of Comendadora by the Peruvian government and named to the Order of Rio Branco by the Brazilian government for her contributions to music.
  2. She was named a UNESCO Ambassador for Peace.
  3. She won the Latin GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 for her musical legacy.
  4. For this concert, she is paying tribute to the legendary Chavela Vargas – a pioneering Mexican singer who broke down long-established gender roles and liberated the traditional Mexican ranchera from its male-only history.
  5. Libertad immigrated to Mexico from Peru in the name of creative acceptance, just as Vargas did from her native Costa Rica a generation earlier.
And one more for good measure:
  1. In describing his introduction to Libertad’s music, Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago said, “The first time I heard Tania Libertad sing, it was a revelation from on high… … each note touched a string in my soul until I was completely dazzled.”
For more information, visit: Tania Libertad at SFJAZZ

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