Wikipedia : This day (August 5, 2012), in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, died Isabel Vargas Lizano a.k.a. Chavela Vargas, a Costa Rican-born Mexican singer.
@allmusic : The best and longest preserved of the Mexican cancion ranchera singers, she began singing rather late in life — past the age of 30 — but continued well into old age, charming audiences until she was well into her seventies.
@Facebook : Dejó su país en la adolescencia para establecerse en México. Tras ejercer numerosos oficios se inició en el mundo de la canción. Conoció y trató a grandes figuras de la farándula, las artes, la política y la cultura, como: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Agustín Lara, Ava Gardner, Pablo Neruda y José Alfredo Jiménez.
@last.fm : Her first album, Noche de Bohemia (Bohemian Night), was released in 1961 with the professional support of José Alfredo Jiménez, one of the foremost singer/songwriters of the Mexican cancion ranchera. Vargas has recorded over eighty albums thereafter.