Chavela Vargas

Chavela Vargas

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    The best and longest preserved of the Mexican cancion ranchera singers, Chavela Vargas began singing rather late in life -- past the age of 30 -- but continued well into old age, charming audiences until she was well into her seventies. Born in Costa Rica in 1919, she first sang on a professional level in the early '50s, and toured with the legendary Jos+¬ Alfredo Jim+¬nez. Her first recordings appeared in 1961, and she became quite popular during the 1960s and '70s, both in her... Read more

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