Chavela Vargas was born in Costa Rica, but she moved to Mexico as a young teen to pursue her singing career. She was a street singer for many years--a hard-drinking bon vivant who ran in the same circles as many of Mexico's most famous and infamous artists, including Agustín Lara, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo (with whom she was rumored to have had an affair). Vargas didn't record her first album until 1961, which happened with the support of the great ranchera singer José Alfredo Jiménez. She became beloved througout Latin America for her passionate voice and her brazen lifestyle. (At the age of 81, she finally declared her lesbianism.) Chavela Vargas died today at the age of 93. This beautiful song is from the soundrtrack of the film "Babel."