On today’s program, we look back at the remarkable but tragically short career of Lhasa de Sela. Her groundbreaking album, La Llorona – which went on to go platinum in Canada - turns 25 this year. Her music is haunting and captivating - and as fresh as when it was recorded in 1997. We’ll feature an interview with Lhasa from just after La Llorona was released, and hear how she grew up, living on the back of a school bus, traveling across Mexico and the United States before moving to Montreal.
Also on the program, two special guests look back on Lhasa's influential career: Philly Markowitz, former host of the CBC's radio program "Roots and Wings" and award winning singer and actress, Amanda Martinez.
With host Dan Rosenberg