Speaker Detail

Luz Elena Mendoza
Musician

Luz's music brings themes of searching, metamorphosis, shared humanity and for a faith that is greater than just religion. Songs that are conversations that been sweeping, in a playful and vulnerable way in its ripe with both musical and personal discovery. From the intimate, contemplative verses of the Spanish-language to the revelations delivered over the loping beats of her sounds remaining emotionally raw.

Luz's music brings themes of searching, metamorphosis, shared humanity and for a faith that is greater than just religion. Born in San Francisco, she spent her childhood summers playing in the orchards of California’s San Joaquin Valley with her cousins, and it was there that she soaked up the melodies and stories that were being told through traditional folk songs with three-part harmonies. Songs that are conversations that been sweeping, in a playful and vulnerable way in its ripe with both musical and personal discovery.

From the intimate, contemplative verses of the Spanish-language to the revelations delivered over the loping beats of her sounds remaining emotionally raw. These are songs built to soundtrack coming to grips, not just with one’s own mortality, but with the fragility of the world. She says, “I am thankful for all of my hardships, they have guided me to find rest in my soul, time after time. Over and over again.”

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