Postage Stamp to Honor Lydia Mendoza

On May 15, 2013 the US Postal Service issued a postage stamp honoring Lydia Mendoza.

Lydia Mendoza was the first Queen of Tejano Music, with a recording career that began in 1928 and lasted more than 60 years. Known as “La Alondra de la Frontera” (the Lark of the Border), Lydia was revered as a voice of the working class and a masterful interpreter of songs. The image on the stamp was supplied to the US postal service by the Arhoolie Foundation from its Strachwitz Frontera image archive. Click here for a link to the Postal Services Lydia Mendoza page.

Rumbo a california

The Arhoolie Foundation is proud to present: Rumbo a California: Making Mexican Music in the Golden State, a bilingual digital exhibition that explores the history of Mexican music in California and the stories of the people, labels, and events that have shaped it.


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