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Left to right: Jaqueline Malagón (Sonido La Dama), Mari Aco (La China de Otumba), Javita Perez (Sonido Fiesta Bacana), Marisol Mendoza Gomez and Viridiana Fuentes (Sonido Cataleya). Mendoza founded Musas Sonideras in 2017 to bring together the small population of women playing music in Mexico’s sonidero scene. Photos:

Meet the Women Smashing Mexico’s Male-Dominated DJ Scene

Musas Sonideras may not be as well-known as their male counterparts, but they are making waves with fans and skeptics alike

MMarisol Mendoza takes to the DJ booth in a personalized black-and-purple windbreaker. Her name, embroidered in bright block letters, adorns the right arm, and the…




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Madeleine Wattenbarger

Madeleine Wattenbarger

Journalist & writer, Mexico City. Human rights, politics, cities, culture. .

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