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Luz Elena Mandoza Ramos, lead vocalist and producer of Y La Bamba, sitting directly in front of the camera with arms crossed over her knees

Y La Bamba

Presented by
Adults $20
Students & Youth $10
Friday, March 22, 2024, 7:00 pm
Friday, March 22, 2024, 9:00 pm

Part of Hancher's 51st season

Part of Club Hancher

World Café says Luz Elena Mandoza Ramos, lead vocalist and producer of Y La Bamba, "[Her] inimitable songwriting is propelled by an earth-shaking voice and incisive lyrics that speak towards the duality of hurt and healing." And The Boston Globe said of the band's 2019 album, "Fusing psychedelia-dappled dreampop, south-of-the-border rhythms, and intricate guitar work with forthright lyrics of Mexican-American womanhood, [Mujeres] is one of [the year's] most stunning—and catchy—musical statements." The band's most recent record, Lucha, explores multiplicity—including queer, Mexican American, and Chicanx identities as well as love, intimacy, and yearning.

Y La Bamba Website

Vernon Hein Fund

Media support provided by 88.3 KCCK—Iowa's Jazz Station

See more from Club Hancher: 

 La Dame Blanche

 Jeff Parker and The New Breed

 Haley Heynderickx and The Westerlies

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at