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Wednesday, January 19, 2022  ·  8:30 PM CST

Tribute to Mercedes Sosa by Mario Gonzavarg

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000


World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

Mario, along with guitarist Nelson Sosa, 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.