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Lhasa de Sela: The Beautiful Sadness of Lhasa

Nicholas Jennings, Inside Entertainment, Fall 2003

SHE RAN AWAY to join the circus. Although she'd been signed to prestigious Atlantic Records and was being touted as an Edith Piaf for the new millennium, Lhasa de Sela turned her back on the music business. Ultimately, the runaway success of her first album, La Llorona, a stunning collection of stylized Mexican ballads and European gypsy tunes all sung in Spanish, proved to be too much for her.

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