Paquita La Del Barrio
November 30 @ 8:00 pm
11-30-2019 @ 8:00 pm
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Doors Open: 7PM | Show: 8PM
Francisca Viveros Barradas, known as Paquita la del Barrio, is an acclaimed Mexican ranchera singer, songwriter and actress. Be there as she hits the stage on Saturday, November 30 at Inn of the Mountain Gods!
Born on April 2, 1947 in Alto Lucero, Veracruz, she started her singing career in Mexico City in 1970. Over the years, her songs have become jukebox staples in Mexican clubs and cantinas. Her songs take a stance against Mexico’s sexist male culture, making her popular with female audiences. Her signature phrase is “¿me estás oyendo, inútil?” meaning “Are you listening to me, you good-for-nothing?”, and was the name of her 2007 tour.
She gets her inspiration for her songs from her life experiences. At the age of 15, she married a 42-year-old-man and they had two children together. She later discovered he was married to another woman and had another family in a separate town.
Her songs often focus on themes of cheating or abusive men while promoting female empowerment for Latina women. Her top hits include: “Me Saludas A La Tuya,” “Cheque En Blanco,” “Rata De Dos Patas,” “Tres Veces Te Engañe,” “Taco Placero,” “Borrate” and “Si Yo Fuera Varón.”
Paquita la del Barrio has won many awards throughout her career, including the Premio Lo Nuestro for Best Performer of the Year in Miami, Florida and the Premio de la Gente in Los Angeles, California.