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Eugenia León: concierto en San Gabriel, Jalisco

Eugenia Leon

Last Saturday 1st August, Eugenia León was singing in San Gabriel. All my Mexican friends said I should go. My friend Queta even said that Eugenia León was a far better singer than Lila Downs. Given that I think that Lila Downs is an extraordinarily talented and wonderful singer, I found this difficult to believe.

Oddly enough, given how famous Eugenia León is in Mexico, I had never heard of her beforehand. She was singing in San Gabriel, which is really a tiny municipality of around 14,000 people, statistically defined as having a high level of marginalisation, on the other side of the Volcano del Nevado from Ciudad Guzmán. Continue reading