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Nacha Méndez Trio

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ABOUT NACHA MÉNDEZ Nacha Mendez combines storytelling, music and song in her show to take a journey through her personal experience that speaks to her Latin blood, Native American history and her experience as an artist throughout Europe. Mendez grew up in the small border town of La Union in southern New Mexico, where he began singing and playing guitar at an early age. He learned traditional ranchera singing from his grandmother and performed in the border towns near El Paso. He studied classical voice and electronic music at New Mexico State University before moving to New York, where he studied flamenco guitar with Manuel Granados of the Conservatory of Music in Barcelona, Spain. In the early 1990s, she was a lead singer with Robert Ashley's opera company, touring Europe and Japan, and has also collaborated with celebrated composer Steve Peters. She has received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, honored by the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women Artists, voted Best Female Vocalist in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2009 and 2010 and awarded Best Latin Production at the New Mexico Music Awards.

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