My Immigrant Story
Boston immigrants are sharing their personal stories and cultural heritage through storytelling and the arts.
Fabiola performed "Al Otro Lado del Charco" during the City of Boston's "Immigrant Heritage Month Virtual Celebration" in June 2020. Learn more about her story:
Fabiola M. Mendez is a Puerto Rican cuatro player that has taken part in a musical movement, crossing over the lines of genres such as folkloric, jazz, and Latin. A graduate from Berklee College of Music '18, Fabiola has worked and performed for artists such as
- Totó La Momposina
- Eddie Palmieri
- Puerto Rican Symphony Orchestra
- El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico
- Cucco Peña, and
- Pedro Capó, among others.
She was a luminary at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and currently works as an independent artist all around New England, collaborating with organizations such as:
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA)
- Celebrity Series of Boston
- Hyde Square Task Force
- PR Veterans Monument Association, and
- Agora Cultural Architects.
In her most recent album, “Al Otro Lado del Charco” (2019), Fabiola reflects on the experience of being a Latina immigrant. Each piece of the album aims to take the listener through the feelings of nostalgia, joy, frustration, pride, cultural responsibility, and love. This album was considered one of the top 20 albums of 2019, according to the Popular Music National Foundation in PR.