By Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Denise Guerra – – Photo: Courtesy Of The Artist.

Photo: La Doña’s music is a blend of Bay Area hip-hop, reggaeton and traditional Mexican and Latin American musical styles. Her new EP Algo Nuevo is out now.

Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea writes and records music under the name La Doña, and her signature mix of Latin rhythms and San Francisco hip-hop is a tribute to the community she grew up in. Her new EP is called Algo Nuevo, or “Something New.” NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro spoke to La Doña about her musical and cultural upbringing.

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