Chayito Valdez

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Chayito Valdez

Chayito Valdez (born María del Rosario Valdez Campos; May 28, 1945 in Orba, Guasave, Sinaloa) is a Mexican-born American singer and actress associated with the folk music of Mexico.

Career[edit]

Valdez started her music career at an early age participating in amateur competitions with songs such as "La Cigarra","Historia de un amor","La Bikina","Leña de Pirul". Her godmother was Amalia Mendoza, a successful singer known as "La Tariácuri", and in the early 1970s she recorded four songs the Sinaloan city of Los Mochis: "Besos y Copas", "Una Noche me Embriagué", "Una Sombra" and "Amor que Muere", which earned her a reputation as a Mexican folk singer. She won the fifth Festival de la Canción Ranchera with the song "No me pregunten por él".

Valdez moved to Los Angeles, California in 1982 and became a US citizen. On September 17, 1985, she suffered an automobile accident that left her in a wheelchair, but after a long recovery began making public appearances again.[citation needed] In June 2003 she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and fell into a coma for 50 days. Her last show was in Nogales (a city in the Mexican state of Sonora). She is in a persistent vegetative state in a hospital in Chula Vista, California.[citation needed]

During her 30-year career, Valdez contributed over 300 hits and 1500 recorded songs to the Mexican musical heritage. Her musical legacy includes Corridos de Caballos (traditional Mexican ballads) such as:

  • "El Moro de Cumpas"
  • "Caballo Prieto Afamado"
  • "Caballo Prieto Azabache"
  • "El alazán y el Rocío"
  • "El Cantador"
  • "Caballo Tequila"
  • "Caballo Alazán Lucero"
  • "Los Dos Alazanes"

Traditional songs of hers includes:

  • "San Juan del Río"
  • "Mi Soldadita"
  • "La Gallera"
  • "Lindo Michoacán"
  • "El Sinaloense"
  • "Sonora Querida"
  • "Acuarela Potosina"
  • "Pelea de Gallos

Romantic boleros include such as "Comprendeme", "Mía Nomás", "Sentencia", "Besos Callejeros", "No Vuelvas", "Ojazos Negros."

Television[edit]

Valdez appeared in Mexican television programs such as:

  • Siempre en Domingo
  • Noches Tapatías
  • El Estudio de Lola
  • Hoy mismo
  • Para gente Grande
  • Aun hay más
  • Nuestra Gente

Films[edit]

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