Aug 20 2014

Chicano Singer Ixya Herrera Keeps Traditional Music Alive

Ixya Herrera was only 12-years-old when she launched her musical career by sharing the stage with her idol Linda Ronstadt at the Tuscon Mariachi Conference in 1992. Amazed by Herrera’s performance, Ronstadt invited the young singer to perform on her “Fiesta Mexicana Tour”. Four years later, Herrera released her first album, Primavera (Mexican Classics) which earned her a star for musical excellence from Billboard Magazine.

Growing up in Oxnard California, Herrera was raised in a household filled with music. As a musician she was deeply influenced by her father Fermin Herrera. Herrera’s father is not only a Chicano studies Professor at Cal State Northridge, but also a world renowned harpist and founder of the el son jarocho group, Conjunto Hueyapan.

Ixya Herrera just released her third album last month called ‘Voz y Guitarra’ featuring legendary Mexican guitarist Elias Torres.

Click here to find out about Ixya Herrera’s latest album.

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