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Y La Bamba Returns With A Twilight Rooftop Concert

Portland artist Luz Elena Mendoza announced this year the making of a new Y La Bamba record, Ojos Del Sol, with an evolving lineup of musicians, a visual art component, and an August concert on the rooftop at Revolution Hall we were privileged to see and record. In the twilight above SE Portland, the band unveiled a collection of new songs, including these two, “Dakota” and “Ostrich.” This is also our first session using the new VuHaus player.

Y La Bamba performers: Luz Elena Mendoza, Andrew Brennan, Samantha Stidham, Kelly McFarling, Phillip Rogers, Chris Johnedis and Edward Cameron.

Audio Recording/Mixes: Steven Kray and Zack Carver-Gustin
Video Production: Jarratt Taylor
Videographers: Jarratt Taylor, Sam Smith, Nate Sjol
Executive Producer: David Christensen

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This former lead singer for Y La Bamba has been compared to Edith Piaf and Ella Fitzgerald. She's been the face of Travel Portland and has made Best Bands of Portland lists with two different groups – Y La Bamba and now, Tiburones. We watch Luz perform live and work in the recording studio, as she teaches a teenager about music's power to heal.