I blog when I'm inspired... June 05 2017, 0 Comments
I came across this beautiful photo of Frida Kahlo and a friend, that was absolutely adorable. I had to know who her friend was. Chavela Vargas.
I had some friends over once who had deep New Mexican roots and they sang these deep, emotional heart felt songs, in Spanish. They were on one knee, sometimes crying singing to this cd .. a million songs of a million heartbreaks, or something like that. Okay, they had partaken in the cerveza and tequila. I was so entertained. and they explained I would think they were truly loco if I knew what they were singing... but the sound. oh the sound was so painful and deep and emotional... they explained they were pre Mexican revolution songs, songs of heart break and love... and revolution. Ranchera music.
Chavela Vargas was a ranchera singer. A rough childhood. This music was machismo and for the men to sing... but Chavela mastered it and developed her own style. In these days of Revolution... it just seems to resonate with me as a Woman whose emotion is deep and heartfelt and intense. So, I share with you, Chavela Vargas. I hope it also touches your soul.
On a lighter note... lol I'll make that another blog about camping.
Capture the spirit of revolution and feel your heart first
Peace ~ Michelle