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June 18, 2008
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Lydia Mendoza was a pioneering Tejana vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of the 1920s and ’30s who transcended borders and became an international star. Mendoza passed away in 2007.

Here’s an excerpt from Chris Strachwitz and Jame Nicolopulos’ book Lydia Mendoza: A Family Autobiography at NPR.org

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  1. anisa permalink
    June 18, 2008 11:14 am

    I just want to add a side note about Les Blank and Chris Strachwitz’s documentary Chulas Fronteras. I just saw it for the first time this Spring when Juan Tejeda put together a day-long film screening on Tejano-Conjunto music for the Conjunto Festival. It’s a beautiful film. I wish more people had come out to see it, even if they had already seen it before. There’s some beautiful footage of Lydia Mendoza in it.

    http://www.lesblank.com/more/chulas.html

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