SOLD OUT: Y La Bamba / KERA – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – April 15th, 2018

SOLD OUT: Y La Bamba / KERA

Mississippi Studios & She Shreds Present double-header of esoteric, folk-laced pop from PDX + LA

Sold Out: SOLD OUT: Y La Bamba / KERA

Brown Calculus

Sun, April 15, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13 ADV / $15 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Y La Bamba
Y La Bamba
Luz Elena Mendoza returns to themes of searching, metamorphosis, shared humanity, and a faith that is greater than just religion.
Born in San Francisco as a first generation daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacan Mexico, she spent her childhood raised by the melodies and stories that were being told through traditional Mexican folk songs.
These songs being the conversations that were written and sung by her ancestors, yearn to be told and remembered, and have carried her throughout her journey
To battle misogyny at home, Mendoza inheritedly exposed her vulnerability to connect and heal through both musical and personal discovery.
From the intimate, contemplative verses in her native-language, to the revelations of the history in her roots, her story is delivered with poise, while still managing to keep the loping beats of her poetic expression emotionally raw.
These songs are a soundtrack built for coming to grips with, not just one’s own mortality, but the fragility of the world, presenting sounds that carry the realness of ancestral trauma and the search of identity.

MY NAME IS LUZ ELENA MENDOZA
AND THE QUESTION OF IDENTITY HAS BEEN ON MY HEART.
I AM A EXTENSION OF MY MOTHER, MY FATHER, MY BROTHER, MY ANCESTORS, MY FRIENDS, MY COMMUNITY.
I AM WHAT I HAVE CONSUMED AND WHAT I HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY, THE HARD AND THE GOOD IN THIS WORLD.
BEING A CHICANA, MEXICAN AMERICAN HAS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE A STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
I AM LEARNING HOW TO CELEBRATE MY BEAUTY, HISTORY, BE AND HEAL FROM WITHIN IT.
I WRITE IN SPANISH BECAUSE IT WANTS TO BE SUNG.
I WRITE IN ENGLISH BECAUSE IT WANTS TO BE SAID.
AND FOR THE SO MANY REASONS I CANT UNDERSTAND, LEFT TO THE UNKNOWN.
WITHIN THAT LIES A BALANCE,THAT IS WHAT IT IS, IN MY ART.
WHAT IT IS TO BE ALIVE AND HUMAN, AND ALLOW THAT TO BE ITS VOICE, ITS OWN WILL.
KERA
KERA
Bipolar Folk from Southern California
Brown Calculus
Brown Calculus
Brown Calculus - Two spirits, sprung forth from the same body in a past life, we have traveled through time and space, reconnecting as two separate hosts on planet Earth and embodying the intergalactic values of jazz and unity.