Televisions all over Oaxaca have been covering the plane crash of banda and reality television star Jenni Rivera. Originally form Long Beach, California, Jenni Rivera was a controversial and well-loved figure in Mexico.
A sad roundtable panel of women read Tweets from people touched by this loss and spoke with people who had seen her last show in Monterrey and so on.
I am just a couple of years younger than she was, but she had such a different life. By 1989, when I was headed to college, she already had children and her singing career was taking off. She leaves behind a family of musicians and five children.
She is known for her powerful female message. One of her songs, “Las Malandrinas,” is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01ysi1dKbXg.