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'Court the Storm' from Oregon-Based Y La Bamba


Album cover of Y La Bamba's "Court the Storm." (Photo:

Luz Elen Mendoza spent her summers among Mexicans immigrants and family members working the fields in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

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Those experiences helped form musical themes and images in the songs she has written for her band Y La Bamba.

The band is now based in Portland, Oregon.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks to Mendoza about her experiences and some of her songs.