Chavela Vargas en vivo en El Hábito (1991)

Chavela Vargas en vivo en El Hábito (1991) HIDVL

At age 72, after 13 years of silence due to problems with alcohol, Mexican legendary singer Chavela Vargas returns to the stage for the first time at Teatro-Bar El Hábito in 1991. With visible excitement and emotion, she sings from her famous repertoire of classic Ranchera songs, including "Macorina," "La Llorona," and "Soledad." The video alterates footage from the concert with interviews with Chavela, conducted by El Hábito co-founder Jesusa Rodríguez, where Vargas comments on her singing style, her struggles with alcoholism and depression, and her thoughts on life and death. Also included is a clip of Liliana Felipe and Jesusa Rodríguez singing the ode to Chavela Vargas, "Doña Chavela."

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Chavela Vargas en vivo en El Hábito (edited version, embedded below)
Chavela Vargas en vivo en El Hábito (uncut version)


Chavela Vargas Live at El Hábito (edited version)

Additional Info

  • Title: Chavela Vargas Live at El Hábito
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 28.52 min
  • Language: Spanish
  • Date: Nov 1991
  • Location: Recorded at Teatro Bar El Hábito, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Type-Format: concert
  • Cast: Chavela Vargas, featured singer ; Marcela Rodríguez, musician ; Oscar, musician ; Liliana Felipe, guest singer ; Jesusa Rodríguez, guest singer, interviewer.
  • Credits: Jesusa Rodríguez, producer ; Liliana Felipe, producer ; The Wide Angles, producer ; Susan Muska, producer ; Eduardo Rivas, production assistant ; Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdottir, videographer.