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Women Singers in Global ContextsMusic, Biography, Identity$
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Ruth Hellier

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037245

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037245.001.0001

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Ixya Herrera

Ixya Herrera

Gracefully Nurturing “Mexico” with Song in the U.S.A.

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(p.92) 4. Ixya Herrera
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Women Singers in Global Contexts
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Ruth Hellier

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037245.003.0005

This chapter examines the life and career of Ixya Herrera. She debuted at the age of twelve, dueting with her idol Linda Ronstadt in front of a crowd at the Tuscon Mariachi Conference 1992 in Arizona. Growing up in California, in the supportive environment of a musical family, and with the legacy of Chicano cultural politics, she has developed a solo career engaging a repertoire of diverse Mexican genres. In her self-crafting processes, Ayben aspires to enchant audiences with the thrill of her singing voice, negotiating stereotypes and placing satisfaction before commercial gain. She continues to push forward with recordings and concert appearances, engaging a form of subtle activism, and demonstrating self-determination and self-definition.

Keywords:   Ixya Herrera, Linda Ronstadt, Chicano cultural politics, Mexican genres, activism, self-determination, self-definition

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