Frida Kahlo, recording discovered that would contain her voice. Here is the audio


The Fonoteca Nacional de México announces that it has found an audio containing what is possibly the voice of Frida Kahlo.

The Fonoteca Nacional de Mxico announces that it has discovered audio from the 1950s in which what is possibly the voice of Frida Kahlo (Coyoacn, 1907 1954) is heard. The Phonoteca, Mexico’s national institute that collects and preserves sound and audio, announced the discovery on its Twitter account. According to the study carried out on the sound fragment, it would be an interview made between 1953 and 1954 for a program of the Mexican radio and television station XEW and hosted by the presenter lvaro Glvez y Fuentes, famous for his interviews with Mexican personalities of the time: in the audio we hear verses of a declaration of love to her husband Diego Rivera (Guanajuato, 1886 Mexico City, 1957), entitled Retrato de Diego and possibly read by Frida Kahlo herself.

It is a discovery that “will provide new clues about the life and personality of the great painter,” states the Fonoteca Nacional. According to initial verifications, the Fonoteca rules out that the voice belongs to a professional, since the pauses for breathing and pronunciation are not typical of a figure who reads for a living. Moreover, this is a speech that was not recorded in a studio, but in an outdoor setting with a portable recorder. Two personalities who knew Frida Kahlo also spoke on the discovery: Guadalupe Rivera, granddaughter of the artist, who confirmed it is the voice of the painter, and Esteban Volkov, grandson of Lev Trotsky and Frida Kahlo’s lover, who on the other hand expressed doubts saying he is not sure if it is the sound of her voice. Currently, the investigation of the file is still ongoing.

Below is the tweet where the audio with what is possibly Frida Kahlo’s voice can be heard.

Frida Kahlo, recording discovered that would contain her voice. Here is the audio
Frida Kahlo, recording discovered that would contain her voice. Here is the audio