5 Women Who Perpetuate Their Family Legacy in Regional Mexican Music

The road to success in regional Mexican music, a genre historically dominated by men, has been difficult for women. But their constant struggle over the years has led them to have a greater presence at the forefront, although they are still a minority and much remains to be done to achieve equality. Even those who belong to families with a successful musical legacy have had to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals.

In honor of Women’s History Month, which is celebrated in March, Billboard Español spoke exclusively with Ángela Aguilar, Camila Fernández, Chiquis, Majo Aguilar and Lupita Infante, who answered three essential questions about what it means to them to belong to dynasties — mostly led by male legends of the genre. With the exception of Chiquis, daughter of Diva de la Banda Jenni Rivera, the rest are descendants of icons Pedro Infante, Vicente Fernández and Antonio Aguilar.

“For me, to be the only woman musically representing the Fernández Dynasty is something that makes me happy and makes me proud of the roots where I come from,” says Camila Fernández, granddaughter of Vicente, daughter of genre superstar Alejandro Fernández and sister of singer Alex Fernández.

“The representation of women in music is growing day by day and I believe that if we support each other, we would create more impact,” she adds. “Of course, there are a lot more things that can change.”

From the challenge of living up to the family name, to combining work and personal life and what can be done to elevate and empower the work of women in Mexican music, read what these five female stars have to say.

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