Concerts & Events

Saturday, August 17, 2019  ·  8:00 PM

Tribute to Mercedes Sosa by Mario Gonzavarg

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000


Presented by Growing Together Performing Arts

Mario, along with two guitarists Nelson Sosa and Guillermo Paolisso, will perform Mercedes Sosa's most famous and popular songs in a night that promises to be spectacular. Mario not only sings like her, he also dresses like her when in character. You will be able to close your eyes and imagine being at an intimate concert with Mercedes once again.

Mario Gonzavarg launched the idea of imitating Mercedes Sosa began in 2011, when he dared, very responsibly, to participate in the television program "My Name Is" personifying Mercedes Sosa in his native Chile. It was a unique opportunity because imitating an artist like her is a very big responsibility, and he did it, and continues to do so, with great respect towards the family, the Argentine people, and the artist herself, who still has thousands of admirers even after her death.

Mario is a great musician and the first voice of the group Los Forasteros who perform at several places in Santiago. He considers impersonating Mercedes Sosa an honor and a privilege as he considers her "the best voice in Latin America, the voice of those who had no voice, the voice of the people.” He will make us remember our beloved and iconic Mercedes and listen to her through his voice and interpretation.