Music Made Us—the new show from Wax Poetics and Sonos Radio—takes listeners on an eight-stop journey across the United States, exploring how music’s influence helped shape and build the unique character of each locale.
In this fifth episode of the series we head to L.A. with Sonrisita.
Sonrisita, also known as Melissa Dueñas, has been documenting Southern California’s Oldies scene for years, and has been immersed in the sound and culture her entire life, growing up in San Diego but now a long time L.A. resident. We asked her to break down this crucial Los Angeles subculture and take us from the roots to the far flung branches of a sound that continues to spread worldwide, but had its start in the City of Angels.
After our conversation, stay tuned for an hour of classics selected by Sonrisita.