Interview with Beatriz Llamas


Interview with Beatriz LlamasOn Monday, June 29, Rancho Alegre on KOOP aired this special recorded interview with legendary singer Beatriz Llamas.

Known as La Paloma Del Norte, Beatriz was the first female recording artist on storied Tejano record label Bego Records. Her strong, passionate voice, ever-present cat eye makeup, and engaging stage presence made an indelible impression on Tejano and Conjunto fans all over Texas and beyond beginning in the early 1960s.

She recently came out of retirement to perform with Las Tesoros de San Antonio and were featured during this year's Tejano-Conjunto Festival en San Antonio in May.

Conducted by our own Baldomero "El Parrandero" Cuellar, the interview is entirely in Spanish. But, even if you don't understand the language, her zest for life and her personality shine through and it's fun to listen to. We also have an English translation available on our website:…-translation

We deeply appreciate the afternoon we spent with her and her family at her home in San Antonio earlier this month and believe you'll enjoy listening to this interview as much as we enjoyed recording it.