Y La Bamba – Lupon

Lupon, the sophomore album from Portland band Y La Bamba, seduces from the get-go. Produced by Chris Funk of The Decemberists, the album is full of vintage folk that harkens back to a time documented by frayed, sepia-toned photos and tattered journals. The daughter of a Mexican immigrant, Luz Elena Mendoza (the creative force behind Y La Bamba) … [Read more...]

Sones de México Ensemble – Fiesta Mexicana: Mexican Songs & Stories for Niños and Niñas and their Papás & Mamás

When I was a young child, growing up I experienced both the traditions of coming from a family deep in Mexican culture while being born in the United States. Living on the U.S./Mexican border in one of the largest border cities also added an influx of strong culture from all sides. Through years of schooling where I transitioned from a bilingual … [Read more...]