Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center

For Development Of A Long Range Business Plan

  • Amount
    $25,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    6/1/2005
  • Term
    28 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
About the Grantee
Address
13108 San Pablo Avenue
San Pablo, CA 94805-1311
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center is committed to the instruction, performance, and production of Mexican American arts. Housed in a storefront in San Pablo’s immigrant community, the organization reaches more than 20,000 people per year and provides music and dance classes in traditional and popular Mexican genres to 315 children and young people. Los Cenzontles also researches, performs, and produces online media; records Mexican roots music; and hosts community cultural events. The organization’s dual goals are preservation of cultural tradition and promotion of the Mexican aesthetic within the realm of world music and Americana. It works with traditional artists, as well as popular musicians such as Taj Mahal, David Hidalgo, and Linda Ronstadt, to meld together new hybrid sounds that reflect and expand upon the traditional Mexican musical heritage.

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