Isabel Quintero    +   Gonzalo Córdova


La Osa Menor Album

is a fusion of Colombian and Latin American rhythms 

featuring lyrics in Spanish from a romantic 1950s poet.

Córdova's acoustic guitar and original music  

accompanies Quintero's vocals,    

along with 

a touch of harp, accordionflute and percussion. 

Photo of
Oscar Quintero
circa 1960

Isabel Quintero and Gonzalo Cordova

Ella La Inmortal 2020

 Steppenwolf's Cabaret  Theater 2019 

Nuestro Adios - La Osa Menor / Quintero-Cordova
00:00 / 00:00
Tu y Yo - La Osa Menor/ Quintero-Cordova
00:00 / 00:00

Oscar Quintero, born in Cali, Colombia in 1930, 
was a poet, actor, radio announcer and entrepreneur.  
The poems interpreted and sung in La Osa Menor
by his youngest daughter, are a small part of his collection written during the years 1952-1956. ​

Isabel Quintero is a bilingual stage, film, television and voice actor. Gonzalo Córdova is a Latin American singer and guitarist. Both are currently based in Chicago.

Quintero and Córdova self-produced the album La Osa Menor

in 2015 and in May of 2019 they performed

La Osa Menor (a musical and bilingual storytelling journey) that premiered at Steppenwolf's Cabaret stage.


Ten of the rediscovered poems appear as lyrics on La Osa Menor, set to original music from Córdova,

along with Dime Pronto Mujer, a song the poet wrote and composed for his wife.

The album is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, iMusica, YouTube Music, iHeartRadio 
or you can purchase the CD directly by sending us an email.


La Osa Menor is available as a 90 minute musical and storytelling bilingual performance.  



Isabel Quintero and Gonzalo Cordova back cover of CD La Osa Menor
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