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Mercedes Sosa, get well soon

She’s 74, she’s been overweight for many years, she currently has a hepetitic problem that’s affected her kidneys and lungs and has seen her in hospital for the last 11 days (Clarin report here). The news hit this morning and her state is “delicate”.

But the main thing you need to know about Mercedes Sosa is that if an angel sang with a South American accent it would sound like Sosa. We are not worthy of her truly astonishing voice.

Get well soon, Mercedes Sosa.

UPDATE: She’s now in critical condition. I’ll be playing my Sosa Cds tonight.

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