Happiness as Anarchy #204: Gracias a la vida

Mercedes Sosa was a legendary Argentine folk singer with an incredible voice. Known as ‘the voice of the voiceless ones’, she was a musical activist, even getting arrested on stage at a concert in 1979. A friend in Buenos Aires has been sending me songs to listen to, including Gracias a la Vida, written by Chilean Violeta Parra and one of Mercedes Sosa’s signature songs. I love this live version with Joan Baez in 1988.

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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