"Alfonsina y El Mar" is a song that speaks about the death of the Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni. The lyrics describe her walking towards the sea and taking her own life, overwhelmed by her struggles and sorrows, including her diagnosis of breast cancer. The song portrays the sea as a place of peace and comfort where she will find solace for her pain. The last part of the song talks about her departure and how she becomes one with the sea, represented by the image of her being dressed in seafoam. Overall, the song reflects on the themes of solitude, pain, and transcendence through death.
Haydée Mercedes Sosa (9 July 1935 – 4 October 2009), sometimes known as La Negra (lit. 'The Black One', an affectionate nickname for people with a darker complexion in Argentina), was an Argentine singer who was popular throughout Latin America and other countries. With her roots in Argentine folk music, Sosa became one of the preeminent exponents of El nuevo cancionero. She gave voice to songs written by many Latin American songwriters. Her music made people hail her as the "voice of the voiceless ones". Her career spanned four decades and she was the recipient of six Latin Grammy awards (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011), including a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 and two posthumous Latin Grammy Awards for Best Folk Album in 2009 and 2011.