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An international icon of Mexican music since she was a teenager, Aida Cuevas is an impassioned performer with a striking voice that evokes life’s deepest sorrows, greatest joys and most profound longings. An artist known widely as the “Queen of Ranchera Music,” and “La Voz de México” (the Voice of Mexico) in her native country, she celebrates her 45th year as performer with this special show, “Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo” (“I Think It’s Time”), named for her 1983 hit written by her late mentor and producer, pop icon Juan Gabriel. For these special nights, Cuevas will be joined by the renowned Mariachi Aztlán and special guests.
Much like Ella Fitzgerald’s classic releases for Verve, her “songbook” albums have played a central role in defining Mexican popular music. Over her career, she’s recorded an impressive 41 full-length albums that have sold internationally in excess of 10 million copies. Cuevas’ 2017 release focusing on the work of renowned composer Cuco Sánchez, Arrieros Somos (Versiones Acústicas), made her the first female mariachi vocalist to win a GRAMMY (for Best Regional Mexican Music Album).
Her two latest albums, Antologia de la Musica Ranchera Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, feature her interpretations of the timeless songs made famous by the iconic 1930s ranchera singer Lucha Reyes.