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Since the 1970s, Mexican singer Eugenia León has established a reputation for interpreting dramatic Spanish-language songs. A diva in the classic sense of the word, she’s earned praise for her choice of songs, theatrical delivery, and commitment to progressive causes. León started her career by performing songs from the politically minded, folk-tinged nueva canción genre but soon broadened her repertoire to include bolero, tango, and norteño works. For the Kennedy Center’s Iberian Suite festival, León presents a multimedia program entitled “Eugenia León y Las Voces de Mujeres, Voces del Pueblo” (Voices of Women, Voices of the People). She’ll warble from the songbooks of powerful female sirens from 14 countries, including Argentina’s Mercedes Sosa, Cape Verde’s Cesária Évora, Colombia’s Totó La Momposina, Cuba’s La Lupe, and American jazz icon Nina Simone. During León’s set, projections will flick through images of the featured singers and, León says, “the world from the female hands. The hands that create, construct, hold, and caress.” Count on grasping León’s message no matter her language. Eugenia León performs Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25–$60. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org.