Aida Cuevas “The Queen of Mariachi”
Mexico’s master of the mariachi art song, Aida Cuevas‘ unique voice and style have entertained international audiences for over 45 years, performing iconic Latino hits and ranchera classics.
Our annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration features a day of events at Kleinhans in partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Council.
Fernanda Lastra, conductor
Aída Cuevas, vocals
JORGE AVENDAÑO Lamento
GONZALO CURIEL Vereda Tropical
JUAN GABRIEL Obertura / Te Sigo Amando
JUAN GABRIEL Si Quieres
JUAN GABRIEL Te lo pido por favor
MORRIS ALBERT Feelings
MARÍA GREEVER Cuando vuelva a tu lado
RUBÉN FUENTES La Bikina
MARCELO BONILLA Pa’ que sientas lo que siento
JUAN GABRIEL Ya lo sé que tú te vas
JOSÉ ALFREDO JIMÉNEZ Pa’ todo el año
CONSUELO VELÁZQUEZ Bésame mucho
CUATES CASTILLA El Pastor
JUAN GABRIEL Así Fue
JOSÉ ESPINOZA México en la piel
TOMÁS MÉNDEZ Cucucrrucucú Paloma
About Aída Cuevas
Aída Cuevas, known as “The Queen of Mariachi Music,” celebrates 47 years singing traditional Mexican and Latin American music. Cuevas is the first and only female singer in the traditional mariachi genre to ever win a Grammy and a Latin Grammy Award, and now celebrates a long-lasting career which includes eleven Grammy nominations in the “Best Mariachi/Ranchero Album” category. Much like Ella Fitzgerald’s classic releases for Verve, her “songbook” albums have played a central role in defining Mexican popular music. Over her career, she has recorded an impressive 41 full-length albums that have sold internationally in excess of 11 million copies.
An international icon of Mexican music since she was a teenager, Aída Cuevas is an impassioned performer with a striking voice that evokes life’s deepest sorrows, greatest joys, and most profound longings. An artist known widely as the “Queen of Ranchera Music,” and “La Voz de México” (the Voice of Mexico) in her native country, she celebrates her 47th year as a performer with this special tour, Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo (“I Think It’s Time”), named for her 1983 hit written by her late mentor and producer, pop icon Juan Gabriel.
Her two latest albums, Antología de la Musica Ranchera Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (2020 & 2021), feature her interpretations of the timeless songs made famous by the iconic 1930s ranchera singer Lucha Reyes, and both albums earned Grammy nominations again for the “Best Mariachi/Ranchero Album” category.