Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (2014)
Journey into the world of Argentina's most famous musical artist in Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America. Over a career that spanned 50 years, Sosa sold millions of records, performed thousands of concerts all over the world, and left behind an incredible legacy as an artist who went beyond the borders of music to become one of the most influential - and loved - personalities of the 20th century. This intimate documentary reveals Sosa's early life and her rise to worldwide stardom, and explores the impact she had on the musical heritage of Latin America...and the world. (c) First Run Features … More
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Critic Reviews for Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America
An enjoyable if standard bio-docu that gives equal weight to Mercedes Sosa's voice, life and politics.
Suffers from its overly insular and hagiographic perspective, but in its best moments it well illustrates the reasons for her musical influence and social importance.
The lack of background information and connective tissue makes the film feel incomplete.
To many she was a saint, but there's only so much adoration one can take before longing for a more down-to-earth perspective.
Alas, all [the] film can do to make its case for Sosa's significance is trot out subjects who compare her to Joan Baez, Ella Fitzgerald, and, most puzzlingly, "Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney in one," without elaboration.
[T]he documentary succeeds in conveying not just the bare facts of her life, but something of her magic, both to longtime fans and to those less familiar with her work.
A genuinely heartfelt, adequately informative introduction to the life and music of Mercedes Sosa.
The artistic achievements and personal torments of one of Latin America's greatest vocal artists and the conscience of her continent.
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