Hermanas Padilla

The first women superstars of Mexican American music, sisters Maria and Margarita Padilla were based and recorded in Southern California. Active from 1935-1960, Las Hermanas Padilla created the blueprint for female duetos with their emotive boleros and pitch-perfect harmonies. Their tremendous popularity in both Mexico and the U.S. made them the “Mexican Andrews Sisters.” Songs like “Mi Casita De Paja” and “La Milpa” wove themselves into the musical fabric and solidified the Padillas’ status as Mexican American icons.