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Oregon Art Beat

Luz Elena Mendoza

Clip: Season 16 Episode 1612 | 8m 35s

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.

Aired: 04/08/15

Rating: TV-G

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Funding provided by James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Fund for Lifelong Learning, The Kinsman Foundation, US Bank, Jackson Foundation and Roundhouse Foundation.