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March 31, 2021

The Uplift: Donna Peña

The Uplift: Donna Peña


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In this first episode of her new podcast series, The Uplift, ValLimar Jansen speaks with Mexican-American and Cherokee composer Donna Peña. Donna shares poignant, often humorous stories about her early influences, coming from a musical family, the challenges of being a Chicana woman writing for the liturgy and the different art forms she's embraced over the years.

Below are the a few of the songs featured in this episode, and each can be found in Donna's collection Sigan la Bandera.