Not much is known about the biography of Zayda in English so please add to it. She was 28 years old. Her picture shows a beautiful face which to me hides some pain. Her music depicted the despicable drug culture and accompanying violence that haunts her home turf in northern Mexico. That is what got her into trouble.
They tried to kill her on Friday but she survived the first attack and successful surgery that followed. As she lay recovering in a Mexican hospital, she was shot once again through the heart.
She wrote her own epithet in the song “Amore Ilegal” (Illegal Love): “How it hurts to silence this great love that you and I have. I will be with you, although the world says our love is illegal.”
Zayda Pena had a successful career and following in the U.S. and Mexico, not breaking into the big time but still recording four albums either on her own or with her group. A complete discography is below, all produced under the Balboa music label except for the last one under the Musart studio label.
Zayda Y los Culpables
Coleccion de Oro: La Sentimental
She has an armband tattoo that circled her upper arm.
See more pictures and videos below.
Zayda Pena Video
Zayda Y Los Culpables
Zayda Pena Music Video