The life of banda music star Jenni Rivera profiled in new book

The life of banda music star Jenni Rivera profiled in new book
The life of banda music star Jenni Rivera profiled in new book

The life of banda music star Jenni Rivera profiled in new book

The life of Long Beach, California, native Jenni Rivera is truly a rags to riches story. She grew up in a lower income Mexican-American household, discovered music and eventually rose to superstardom in a genre of Mexican regional music dominated by men. But her life was cut short when she died in a plane crash in December 2012. Rivera’s life, music and legacy is captured in the book, Jenni Rivera: The Diva of Banda written by WBEZ’s own Michael Puente. He joins us to talk about the life and times of Rivera. Photo: Flickr/Lunchbox LP