La Llorona is a Latin American folk tale of sorts. It is the story of a woman who drowned her children in a river and pays for it by forever mourning for them. If you listen, you can hear her wailing in the rain…
Her story has become a popular song that has been recreated by countless musicians. Here is a version sung by Chavela Vargas, one of my all-time favorite divas:

Vargas’s story is worth looking into on its own. She had an affair with Frida Kahlo way back in the day. Vargas recalls singing to Frida on her sick-bed as Diego Rivera watched for hours in silence. What I would give to be a fly on that wall….

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