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Moreno, Carmencristina locked

  • Brenda M. Romero


(b East Los Angeles, CA, June 9, 1939). American Singer-songwriter. Born to a Mexican father and Texan mother, she is the daughter of the well-known musicians Luis and Carmen Moreno, who performed as El Dueto de los Moreno and were songwriters, radio stars, recording artists, and essential players in the Mexican music scene in Los Angeles from the 1930s to the 50s. She grew up between Fresno, California, and Jalisco, Mexico, and heard a variety of musical styles and artists, among them, Pedro Infante, Lucha Reyes, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Frank Sinatra. As a self-accompanied singer-songwriter, Moreno has become known as the Chicana Lady of Song. Acclaimed for a depth of musical expressiveness in both Spanish and English, she has recorded for Epic, Capitol, and Boardwalk and maintained an active public and private performance schedule. She has also worked in television and film, and is the composer credited with the soundtrack for Sylvia Morales’s documentary film ...

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