Chavela Captures the Essence of a Ranchera Icon

On January 25, 2018, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor

Filmmakers Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi are making sure rancheragreat Chavela Vargas is never forgotten. Their documentary, Chavela, explores the life of the singer through interviews, images and, of course, music.

The 25-year project illustrates the life of a woman who used music as an instrument to release her pain, which she gifted to her audience. The film, which was screened in early January at the Art Theatre in Long Beach, will have an encore presentation in February.

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