This is a VERY young Chavela Vargas (born 1919). When you hear her voice, there is no mistaking it...gravel, smoke and hard liquor in every note. Wikipedia's summary of her early life: "For many years she sang on the streets but in her thirties she became a professional singer. In her youth, she dressed as a man, smoked cigars, drank heavily, carried a gun and was known for her characteristic red jorongo [poncho], which she still dons in performances."

Chavela Vargas: La Voz de la Ternura (The Rough Voice of Tenderness. Vargas will celebrate her birthday on April She came out of the closet, announcing her lesbianism, when she was

Chavela Vargas and Frida Kahlo

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.in the photo Frida Kahlo and Chavela Vargas,

Chavela Vargas in a traditional Mexican Charro ensemble

Isabel Vargas Lizano better known as Chavela Vargas: Costa Rica-born Mexican singer.

Chavela Vargas singer,  durante una presentación en la que debía de descender de una cuerda atada a un helicóptero en movimiento.

Chavela Vargas - great Mexican singer/songwriter of many famous songs i., La Llorona, Volver Volver, etc.

Y no le pido al cielo que te mande más castigo,que estés durmiendo con otra y estés soñando conmigo-  Chavela Vargas.

Y no le pido al cielo que te mande más castigo,que estés durmiendo con otra y estés soñando conmigo- Chavela Vargas.

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