For Live on KEXP, Troy Nelson takes us through an abbreviated version of Y La Bamba’s journey from lo-fi self-produced recordings to working with a vast array of talented musicians and producers out of Portland.


 
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EPISODE WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY JULIAN MARTLEW
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Since 2008, Luz Elena Mendoza has been blending indie, Latin, folk, and pop music in eclectic, inventive ways under the name Y La Bamba. For Live on KEXP, Troy Nelson takes us through an abbreviated version of Mendoza’s journey from lo-fi self-produced recordings to working with a vast array of talented musicians and producers out of Portland. Her Live at KEXP at Home performance sees Mendoza employ a few of those incredible artists for a 4-song set recorded at the Center for Sound Light and Color Therapy. 

Recorded March 2021

  1. Bruja de Brujas
  2. Perder
  3. Boca Llena
  4. Rios Sueltos

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