La Bruja de Texcoco

La Bruja de Texcoco

Hidden Musics

If it makes any sense – mystical phenomena rarely do – Octavia Mendoza Anario, aka La Bruja de Texcoco (‘The Witch of Texcoco’), reinvigorates the canon of Mexican folk by deviating from it. La Bruja recalibrated her classical teachings to create an astonishing tapestry of traditional Mexican music, baroque and jazz, playing various string instruments, percussion and harp. Moreover, she is a disarming, mercurial stage presence whose voice boosts an already enriching age of trans and queer narratives.

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