- 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.
- She was named a UNESCO Ambassador for Peace.
- She won the Latin GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 for her musical legacy.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.”
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