Lydia Menoza's Life in Music/La Historia De Lydia Mendoza : Norteno Tejano Legacies
Lydia Mendoza began her long musical career as a child in the 1920s, singing for pennies and nickels on the streets on downtown San Antonio, Texas. She lived most of her adult life in Houston, Texas, where she was born. The life story of the legendary Lydia Mendoza encompasses a 60-year singing career including innumerable tours, recordings, best-selling hits, and national awards. Her performing career began with the advent of the recording industry in the 1920s and continued into the 1980s, ceasing afer she suffered a stroke which ended her performance career. Her legendary status as a Chicana working-class idol continues to this day. She is perhaps the most prominent and long-standing performer within the US-Mexican oral tradition of music. This is a bi-lingual edition: the first is the English translation, then the Spanish original. The editor concludes with an extended essay on the significance of Lydia Mendoza's career and her place in tejana music and chicana studies.
- Hardback | 252 pages
- 162.8 x 241.8 x 27.4mm | 587.22g
- 17 May 2001
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
This book provides interesting glimpses into the life of Lydia Mendoza, and the CD of her performances is warmly welcomed. British Journal of Ethnomusicology
About Lydia Mendoza
About the Author: Yolanda Broyles-Gonzalez is jointly Professor of Chicano Studies and Affiliate Professor of German Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her publications include Re-emerging Native Women of the Americas: Native Chicana Latina Women's Studies (2001) and El Teatro Campesino: Theater in the Chicano Movement (1994)."