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Chan Centre: Aida Cuevas: Totalmente Juan Gabriel

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The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC opens its season with Grammy Award-winning Mexican superstar Aida Cuevas joined by her illustrious band Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán. Hailed as the “Queen of Mariachi,” Cuevas will sing classics by the late singer-songwriter and former mentor Juan Gabriel such as “Te Lo Pido Por Favor” and “La Diferencia.” She “is to Mexico what Aretha Franklin is to the United States: a powerful voice that encapsulates the essence of her nation’s spirit” (The Kansas City Star), and has become legendary in the typically male-dominated mariachi genre. Her unique voice and style have impacted the history of Mexican music, with her 39 albums selling more than eight million copies worldwide.