Singer

Avelina Landín

Quick Facts

IntroMexican singer
A.K.A.Avelina Landin, Avelina Landín Rodríguez
Was Singer
From Mexico
Type Music
Genderfemale
Birth 10 November 1919, Mexico City
Death 21 February 1991, Mexico City
(aged 71 years)

Biography

Avelina Landín Rodríguez (10 November 1919 – 21 February 1991) was a Mexican singer, considered “one of the great and distinctive voices of Mexican bolero music”.

She was born in Mexico City to Irineo Landín Jauregui and Magdalena Rodríguez Moreno. She was the elder sister of singer María Luisa Landín, with whom she formed the duets Pirita y Jade and Hermanas Landín in the 1930s. Together they recorded several singles and were very successful on radio, especially on the XEQ station. Avelina retired from singing when she married Ángel Zempoaltecatl Ortega, and María Luisa began her solo career. When she resumed her career years later, Avelina, as a soloist, had a very important place on the XEW station and recorded her hits for the RCA Víctor label.

Landín died of cardiac arrest in Mexico City and was interred at Mausoleos del Ángel.