Upcoming Dates

Sat -
Jun
24,
2017
San Francisco Presidio Officers' Club More Info
Sun -
Jun
25,
2017
Olema Sacred Heart Church of Olema More Info

Past Dates

2017
Fri -
May
26,
2017
San Pablo, CA
Mon -
Mar
06,
2017
San PabloLos Cenzontles

Join us for a screening of the film Sunú on Monday, March 6 at 4:30 PM. Sunú reveals how maize and everything it gives life to could be lost forever, and shares a generous tapestry of simple, heartfelt messages for the farmers of the world and the city dwellers who could lose the capability to make important choices unless they act soon. Seen through the eyes of small, mid-size and large indigenous and independent Mexican maize producers, Sunú knits together a diverse variety of stories from a threatened rural world. This film documents how farmers work the land and cultivate their seeds while being true to their cultures and their forms of spirituality. Free admission. Donations gratefully accepted.

Sun -
Mar
05,
2017
Berkeley BrasArte Cultural Center

Un Corazon del Pueblo: A Benefit Concert for Jose Ruiz

Featuring:
Los Cenzontles
John Santos Sextet
w/ special guests Bobi Céspedes & Orestes Vilató
Orquesta La Moderna Tradición
w/ special guest Barbara Dane
DJ sets by Reyes & Carlitos Way

Silent Auction with original artwork by Ester Hernandez, Juana Alicia, Reyes, Cesar Barragan, and more...

Sunday, March 5, 2017; Doors: 4:30 pm; Show: 5:00 pm

Tickets: $30 adults; $10 11-18 yrs; Free 10 yrs and under

*All funds raised will support Jose’s living and medical expenses

To donate online: www.YouCaring.org/joseruiz-744535

Casa de Cultura 1901 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA

Fri -
Feb
10,
2017
Mount VernonMcIntyre Hall

McIntyre Hall Presents

Friday, February10, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Reserved Seating: $20 ~ Box Seats $30

Discounts available only by phone or in person at the McIntyre Hall Box Office. Some restrictions may apply.

 

For tickets click here.

2016
Fri -
Dec
09,
2016
San PabloLC Academy

Join us for our Christmas Concert at Los Cenzontles Academy on Friday, December 9th at 7pm featuring music and dance performances by our wonderful Academy students. $5 admission supports our youth program. Children 12 and under are free. Food and beverages will be available.

Sat -
Oct
29,
2016
San PabloLos Cenzontles Academy

Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Center will host an event in honor of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Saturday, October 29 at 7:00 PM. The event is open to the public and will feature music and dancing by Los Cenzontles, and a community altar created by artesania master artist, Marie-Astrid Do-Rodriguez and her students.
Muertos 2

Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican-Americans throughout the world. The holiday gathers friends and family to remember loved ones. Guests are invited to bring photos and mementos of those passed to place on the altar and gather together in a celebration of life.

Sat -
Oct
22,
2016
Los BanosLos Banos Arts Council
Sat -
Oct
01,
2016
San FranciscoHardly Strictly Bluegrass - Towers of Gold Stage

Los Cenzontles and special guests Max Baca and Josh Baca of Los Texmaniacs perform at the Towers of Gold Stage of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Sun -
Jul
24,
2016
San FranciscoSFJAZZ Center

Join us for special live Los Cenzontles performances at the Joe Henderson Lab at the SFJazz Center on Sunday, July 24 at 7 PM and 8:30 PM. Fresh off their triumphant tour of Cuba, Los Cenzontles will perform 2 shows of a wide variety of traditional Mexican and original songs with acoustic instruments in a wonderful, intimate setting.

We look forward to seeing you there! For tickets and more information please click here.

Sat -
Jul
02,
2016
Villa Clara, CubaCasa De Cultura De Villa Clara / La Caridad Theater

8 PM Concert

Fri -
Jul
01,
2016
Las Tunas, CubaLa Cucalambeana
Thu -
Jun
30,
2016
Las Tunas, CubaLa Cucalambeana
Wed -
Jun
29,
2016
Las Tunas, CubaOpening of La Jornada Cucalambeana

Opening of La Jornada Cucalambeana

8 PM Concert

Tue -
Jun
28,
2016
Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Casa De Cultura De Sancti Spiritus
Sun -
Jun
26,
2016
Havana, CubaLa Casa De La Cultura De Arroyo, Havana
Fri -
May
13,
2016
Berkeley8:00 PM, The UC Theatre

Join us in welcoming Los Lobos to the stage at The UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA!

Come for a performance by Los Cenzontles followed by a performance by the legendary band Los Lobos.

Friday May 13th, 2016 at 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM

The UC Theatre, 2036 University Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704

2 blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART station. Please see The UC Theatre website for information about parking.

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Sat -
May
07,
2016
San Pablo7:00 PM Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy
Sun -
May
01,
2016
Richmond23rd St, Richmond CA
Sat -
Apr
23,
2016
San PabloLos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Acadey

Enjoy traditional Afro-Peruvian music such as Lando and Festejo with elements of jazz and 70's salsa that provides a colorful and powerful swing that will keep you dancing.

15 entrance fee, children under 12 years old are free accompanied by their parents. Special cultural food and beverages are available for purchase.

Made possible with generous support from the California Arts Council - Creative California Communities.

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Tue -
Mar
29,
2016
San Pablo, CALos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

Los Cenzontles Center and El Colegio de Michoacan invite you to a presentation by Alvaro Ochoa Serrano of his new book "La Musica Va A Otra Parte Mariache Mexico - USA. Samuel Orozco of Radio Bilingue and Isidro Jimenez of Radio Cupertino will also make comments on the book.

Free admission, starts at 6:00PM

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Sat -
Mar
19,
2016
San PabloLos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

Celebrate the birthday of renowned DJ and Los Cenzontles Marketing Manager’s José Ruíz with an evening of authentic Cuban son-montuno, cha-cha-chá, bolero and original songs and contemporary sounds of local legend Fito Reinoso y sus Clasicos de Cuba.

$15 entrance fee, children under 12 years old are free accompanied by their parents. Special cultural food and beverages are available for purchase.

Made possible with generous support from the California Arts Council - Creative California Communities

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Sat -
Feb
20,
2016
San PabloLos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

Enjoy the classic sounds and songs of this local favorite. Trumpets, violins, guitarrones and vihuelas perform beloved songs of Mexico’s popular songbook. Los Cenzontles opens the show. Bring a party of friends and make a special night of it.

$15 entrance fee, children under 12 years old are free accompanied by their parents. Special cultural food and beverages are available for purchase.

Made possible with generous support from the California Arts Council - Creative California Communities.

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Thu -
Feb
04,
2016
San Francisco Super Bowl City Stage

Jarocho Teen Ensemble
Thursday 2/4/16
Super Bowl City Stage
12:00 pm - 12:30
Sue Bierman Park
216 Drumm Street
SF CA 94111

Fri -
Jan
29,
2016
San PabloLos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy presenta:

NOCHE CULTURAL, CONJUNTO DE ARPA GRANDE & LOS CENZONTLES

A remarkable demonstration of Michoacán's Tierra Caliente (hot land) signature musical tradition. The people of this hot, flat region are united by the Tepalcatepec River basin, rich farmlands, and the sound of one of Mexico's liveliest, most historically rooted, flourishing, and best-kept musical secrets: the conjunto de arpa grande (big harp ensemble). This group interprets the classic Michoacán song repertoire of sones, jarabes, valonas, and especially canciones rancheras that calenteños (natives of Tierra Caliente) from both sides of the Mexican and USA border continue to enjoy today.

Dinner and beverages are available for purchase.

Tickets available at Eventbrite,  Adult admission - $15
Kids under 12 free
All ages are welcome.

This event is made possible through a grant from the California Arts Council.

WHEN
Friday, January 29, 2016 from 8:00 PM
WHERE
Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy - Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy, 13108 San Pablo Ave. (next to Smart and Final), San Pablo CA, 94805.

2015
Sat -
Nov
14,
2015
San PabloLos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy presents:
NOCHE CULTURAL with Tish Hinojosa

Proceeds support youth arts programming at Los Cenzontles Arts Academy

Event begins at 7:30 pm!

Get your tickets here!

Bio:
As the youngest of thirteen children born to Mexican immigrant parents, Hinojosa grew up listening to traditional Mexican songs as well as the pop and folk stations of the 60s on her parents’ radio. Inspired by these diverse influences, her career took her to New Mexico and then to Nashville. Performing with legendary country musician, Michael Martin Murphy, inspired her to begin writing her own songs in English and Spanish.

After her first independent release (Taos to Tennessee, 1987), she was signed by A&M Records and achieved an international debut release. Since then, a continuous stream of recordings and numerous American and European tours have brought Hinojosa’s music to an ever-expanding audience. To date, she has released 16 albums.

Her releases explore a wide variety of styles, ranging from the perfect balance of country, folk, and Latino elements on the award-winning Culture Swing (1992) and the collection of Mexican love ballads and border songs on the all Spanish Frontejas (1995), to the delicate mysticism of Dreaming From the Labyrinth (1996) and the joyful optimism on her bilingual children’s record Cada Niño/Every Child (1996). Sign of Truth (2000) added yet another facet to Hinojosa’s sound, revealing a more personal, intimate, and independent side.

With accolades that include playing at the White House at the invitation of President Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Linda Ronstadt recording her own version of Tish’s song Donde Voy, and teaming up with artists like Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Flaco Jimenez, and Los Lobos, Hinojosa’s sound has an undeniable and far-reaching appeal.

Thu -
Nov
12,
2015
San Pablo, CALos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

Renowned minstrel troubadour, Guillermo Velázquez, of Xichu, Guanajuato, wil be giving a workshop on the ancient tradition of folk and improvised verse for celebration and loss. Free admission. Workshop will be conducted in Spanish.

11/12/15 5:00 PM

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Sat -
Nov
07,
2015
Marin City, CA Marin City Recreation Center

Un Mano a Mano (Battle of the Bands) Con dos grandes del Son Huasteco. (With two great Son Huasteco Groups.) Trio Los Guevara and Trio Tradicion de la Sierra.

$30 Entrance; Presale: $25. Children under 12 are free.
VIP Reservations $300. Advance tickets on sale at Bellam Boutique, 151 Bellam St. San Rafael, 415-453-4851

Benefit for Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy.

Marin City Recreation Center
630 Drake Ave
Marin City, California

 

Fri -
Oct
30,
2015
San Pablo, CALos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

Our annual celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Marie-Astrid is making an altar, performances by the teen mariachi group and Fandango!

7:00 PM

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Sat -
Oct
24,
2015
Los AngelesLA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

October 24, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

501 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 213.542.6200

Tickets are available on Eventbrite

Mon -
Oct
19,
2015
San Pablo, CALos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

Dr. Randall (R. C.) Kohl will present a solo guitar recital of compositions and arrangements by the Orizaban guitarist Octaviano Yáñez (1865-1927) who, though largely unknown today, was considered Mexico’s finest classical guitarist during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Compositions by Yáñez that will be performed include “Anita,” “Domitila” and “Último Amor” along with his arrangements of popular works of the day such as Felipe Villanueva’s “Vals Poético,” Luis G. Jorda’s “Elodia” and Franz Lehar’s “Merry Widow Waltz.” This program of simple, enjoyable melodies set to waltz and habanera rhythms pleasantly portrays the salon music of Mexico’s “belle époque.” Dr. Kohl is an instructor on the Music Faculty at the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, and a member of Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (National System of Researchers).

The concert is free and open to the public.

Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy
13108 San Pablo Ave.
San Pablo, CA 94805
6:00 PM

 

Sat -
Oct
17,
2015
Berkeley, CAThe Freight & Salavage

Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) celebrates the release of their newest album “Alma Campirana” (Country Soul), an album of vintage Mexican songs in the country campirana sytle of the 1950's and 60's. Set to acoustic folk guitars, the Los Cenzontles quartet brings vigor and freshness to classic rancheras and corridos.

Los Cenzontles will perform songs from the new release as well as a variety of styles from their songbook of roots music and songs of conscience. Los Cenzontles are fronted by their celebrated vocal duet of Fabiola Trujillo and Lucina Rodriguez along with director Eugene Rodriguez, vocals and guitars; Emiliano Rodriguez, bass; Juan Carreon, drums; and Silvestre Martinez, percussion.

Los Cenzontles are based at their Cultural Arts Academy in San Pablo, CA. Since 1989 they teach, create media and have recorded and performed with a broad list of Mexican folk and world music artists that include Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, The Chieftains, Flaco Jimenez and many more.

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
$23 adv / $25 door

Thu -
Oct
01,
2015
San Pablo, CALos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

Renowned percussionist, Silvestre Martinez, will be giving a workshop highlighting the musical traditions of Oaxaca, Mexico. This event is free and open to the public.

Silvestre

Sat -
Sep
26,
2015
San FranciscoYerba Buena Center for the Arts

Los Cenzontles touring group will be performing from 1:45pm-2:30pm at the Esplanade Stage. This is a part of Bay Area Bold, a two-day event presented by the San Francisco Foundation celebrating community, fresh thinking, and calling for collective regional action to unlock opportunity in every Bay Area Community.

The event is free and open to the public

 

Sat -
Sep
19,
2015
Dublin, CAEmerald Glen Park

Our Teen Jarocho Ensemble will perform from 12:15PM - 1:15PM at the City of Dublin Splatter event.

Emerald Glen Park
4201 Central Parkway,
Dublin, CA, 94568

 

Sat -
Aug
29,
2015
San Pablo, CALos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

Los Compas is a crisp, energetic, favorite party band and has shaped a sound that embraces the diverse musical cultures that make up the Bay Area Latino community; Cumbias, Merengue, Tex-Mex and Salsa. The group is led by Miguel Govea – band leader, arranger, trumpeter, accordionist, vocalist and recording artist, and one time member of the seminal Chicano New Song band, Los Peludos.

8:00-11:00PM
Tickets available at Eventbrite

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

 

Sun -
Aug
09,
2015
Berkeley, CALa Peña Cultural Center

Our Teen Jarocho group will perform at La Peña Cultural Center as part of Avotcja's 74th Birthday Bash.

Sun -
Jul
19,
2015
San PabloLos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academey

 

Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy presents:
“Tardeada de Huapango”
“El TRIO GUEVARA”

An evening of live traditional music and dance of Huapango Huastecos y Arribeño from Xichú Guanajuato, México.

Sunday, July 19th, 3 - 6 PM
Entrance $20 Dinner and beverages available.
Kids under 12 are free. All ages are welcome.

Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy
13108 San Pablo Ave.  Located in Dias Plaza (next to Smart and Final)
San Pablo CA, 94805

Proceeds support youth arts programming at Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy.

Tickets available on Eventbrite

 

Sat -
May
30,
2015
San Pablo Los Cenzontles Academy

Join us in celebration - 25 years of Culture and Community

Family Barbecue Benefit Featuring David Hidalgo

Saturday, May 30, 3-7 PM

Live music, dance, Mexican barbecue, raffles, silent auction and more!

$50 adult/$30 17 & under – if purchased by May 23

$65 adult / $40 17 & under – after May 23

$100 VIP room access includes private Meet and Greet and drinks.

Admission price includes food and soft drink. Proceeds support youth cultural arts programming.

For tickets, purchase at Eventbrite

Sat -
May
16,
2015
OaklandSan Antonio Park

The Juvenil Ensemble will be performing at noon for the 15th Annual Malcolm X Jazz Festival in Oakland's San Antonio Park.  Sponsored by the Eastside Arts Alliance.

Sat -
May
09,
2015
San PabloLos Cenzontles Academy

Mother's Day Celebration

Sat -
May
02,
2015
San Pablo CA

San Pablo's Cinco de Mayo Parade

Sat -
Apr
11,
2015
San PabloLos Cenzontles Academy
Los Cenzontles will perform live at our Noche Cultural.
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat -
Mar
28,
2015
El Cerrito, CADownhome Music

Performance at Downhome Music: 2:00 PM

10341 San Pablo Rd.
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Sun -
Mar
15,
2015
Aho, AZInternational Sonoran Desert Alliance
Screening & Workshop: 2-5 PM
Performance: 7-9 PM
Thu -
Mar
05,
2015
NapaCity Winery at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House

Tickets on sale now

6:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM start / Ends 10:00 PM

 

Tue -
Feb
10,
2015

SAN PABLO / RICHMOND, Calif, - Los Cenzontles and Andre Thierry unite their Latino and Creole traditions to create a soulful new sound. Their album mixes zydeco accordion, Mexican brass banda, congas and washboard that create a deep irresistible groove and fresh lyrical voice. They are joined by music legend David Hidalgo, of Los Lobos.

Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) and Andre Thierry are both from the Richmond / San Pablo area of San Francisco's East Bay, a working class neighborhood, home to Creole and Mexican American communities for generations. Steeped in their cultures, both groups have passionately embraced and cultivated their traditions into uniquely proud and powerful voices. “Shades of Brown” is a celebration of their shared love of neighborhood, accordions, soulful singing and dancing to the oldies.

2014
Sat -
Nov
22,
2014
San Pablo, CALos Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

Local musical treasures José Roberto y Sus Amigos (Cuarteto) connect the spirit of Latin America and the Caribbean with music and songs from the rich tradition of “BOLEROS” classic, romantic and danceable music.

Press Contact: José A. Ruíz, Marketing Manager
510.233.8015 / c 510.504.5445 / jose@loscenzontles.com

Thu -
Nov
13,
2014
Rohnert Park, CASonoma State University

Los Cenzontles Performance

Los Cenzontles will perform a special show at Sonoma State University's Weill Hall on November 13th at 7pm.

Sonoma State Univ's Weill Hall
1801 E Cotati Ave,
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
(707) 664-2880

Thu -
Nov
06,
2014
Berkeley, CA

LC Performance

Los Cenzontles will be performing at the Women's Donor Network annual conference.

This is a private event.

Sat -
Nov
01,
2014
Los Angeles, CAHollywood Forever Cemetery

LC Performance

Los Cenzontles is pleased to be performing as part of the 15th annual Dia de los Muertos at the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Nov 1st, 2014. The event goes from noon to midnight. Los Cenzontles will perform at 5pm.

Featuring on the Main Stage:
Carla Morrison
La Santa Cecilia
Gaby Moreno
Los Cenzontles
Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea

Tickets are $20 at hollywoodforever.ticketfly.com

Children 8 years and under and Seniors 65 and over FREE until 4pm.

More info at www.ladayofthedead.com

questions please email events@hollywoodforever.com

 

Sun -
Oct
26,
2014
Oakland, CAOakland Museum of California

LC Juvenil Performance

Los Cenzontles' teen Jarocho Ensemble (LC Juvenil) will be performing at the Oakland Museum's annual Dia de los Muertos event on Sunday October 26th at 1:00pm.

For more information, please visit: http://www.museumca.org/event/20th-anniversary-days-dead-community-celebration

 

 

Sun -
Oct
12,
2014
San Francisco, CARed Poppy Art House

LC Performance 

Los Cenzontles, in collaboration with animator Dionisio Cebellos and artisan Marie-Astrid Do-Rodriguez, has created a short, animated film, titled Tata’s Gift. Using original digital animation, folk art, and music, Tata’s Gift tells the story of a boy who finds strength and resilience in his family's cultural heritage as he struggles with bullying in the video age. The band will perform live along with this video and other short videos for a fun, multi-scensory show for the whole family.

When: Sunday, October 12th at 3pm
Where: Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

http://redpoppyarthouse.org

 

 

Mon -
Sep
22,
2014
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Academy Fall Session Begins

Enrollment open now.

Click HERE for the current schedule.

Contact Fabiola Trujillo for more information at fabiola@loscenzontles.com or by phone at 510-233-8015.

Thu -
Sep
18,
2014
Daly City, CA

LC Performance 

Please join Los Cenzontles at Daly City's 12th annual National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Thurs., Sept. 18, 2014, 5:00-8:00 pm, at War Memorial Center, 6655 Mission Street.

Los Cenzontles will perform at approximately 6:15pm.

More information can be found here: http://www.dalycity.org/City_Hall/City_News___Announcements/City_News/National_Hispanic_Heritage_Month_Celebration_is_on_Thurs___September_18_s1_p3107.htm

 

 

Sat -
Sep
13,
2014
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Academy Open House

September 13th, 2014 from 3-5pm

You are invited to an open house to get to know Los Cenzontles! We will have music, dance, artesania, and cooking demonstrations. Ask questions, learn about our center, and sign up for classes!

Horchata, coffee, and pan dulce will be provided.

13108 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo, CA 94805
510-233-8015

Sun -
Aug
24,
2014
Felton, CADon Quixote's International Music Hall

Zydeco Mexican Connection Performance 

Los Cenzontles and Andre Theirry will be performing at Don Quixote's International Music Hall in Felton, CA on August 28th at 2pm.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:
http://www.donquixotesmusic.info

Sun -
Jul
27,
2014
Mill Valley, CASweetwater Music Hall

Zydeco Mexican Connection Performance

Los Cenzontles and Andre Thierry will be performing live at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA on July 27 at 6:00pm

More information and to purchase tickets can be found here:
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/event/563347-creole-united-festival-party-mill-valley/

 

Fri -
Jul
25,
2014
San Francisco, CAde Young Museum

LC Performance at the de Young Museum

Join Los Cenzontles on July 25th at the de Young Friday Night event, Mex I Am. 

More information about this event can be found here:
https://deyoung.famsf.org/calendar/clone-friday-nights-de-young-san-francisco-carnaval

Sun -
Jul
20,
2014
Stanford, CABing Concert Hall

LC Performance at Stanford Live

Los Cenzontles will be opening for La Santa Cecilia at Stanford Live on July 20th.

Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford, CA 94025

For more information, please visit:
http://live.stanford.edu/calendar/july-2014/la-santa-cecilia-los-cenzontles

Thu -
Jul
03,
2014
El Cerrito, CACerrito Vista Park

LC Performance at the World One Festival 

Join Los Cenzontles at the World One Festival at El Cerrito Vista Park on July 3rd at 5:30pm.

Los Cenzontles will be performing alongside many wonderful artists that weekend. For more information about the festival, please visit their website: http://worldoneradio.org

 

 

Sat -
Jun
28,
2014
Berkeley, CABerkeley Public Library

LC Performance at the Berkeley Public Library

2090 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA 94704

All are welcome!

Mon -
Jun
16,
2014
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Summer Camp 2014

June 16th through June 27th

Weekdays from 9:00am - 12:30pm

Students, ages 5-15, will learn Mexican inspired instrumental, vocal, dance and arts and crafts skills, in a fun, group environment and under the instruction of master artists. The program is intended to take children’s artistic talents to a new level, helping them develop technical ability, confidence, creativity and ensemble performance skills. At the end of the session, students will present their art projects and participate in a performance, which will be free and open to the public.

$350 per child

*Additional sibling discount may be available based on financial need.

Space is limited.

Enrollment open now!

Call Fabiola at 510-233-8015 or stop by the Center for more information or to enroll.

Sun -
Jun
08,
2014
Napa, CANapa Valley Opera House
LC touring group performs at the Napa Valley Opera House
Sunday, June 8, 3pm
Tickets and more information available here:
http://nvoh.org
Thu -
May
29,
2014
San Pablo, CALCMAC

LC Academy Recital 

Los Cenzontles Academy's Biannual Recital will take place at LCMAC on Thursday evening, May 29th at 7:00pm

Please arrive early, as seating is first come first serve.

 

Fri -
May
16,
2014
Berkeley, CAFreight & Salvage Coffeehouse

The Zydeco-Mexican Connection - David Hidalgo with Los Cenzontles and Andre Thierry

David Hidalgo, of Los Lobos, Los Cenzontles, and the sensational young zydeco master Andre Thierry join forces to explore the Creole-Mexican connection and unite their rich traditions into an energizing, soulful new sound.

Friday, May 16, 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:00 pm)

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-2020

$23 advance / $25 door

Purchase tickets:  http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/511049

Hurry, this show will sell out!

For those who do not live in the Bay Area, check out a live web stream of the show HERE.

 

Sat -
Apr
26,
2014
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Dia del Nino

Los Cenzontles presents a Dia del Niño event on Saturday morning, April 26 at 11am at its Center in San Pablo.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 510-233-8015.

The Children’s Day celebration features an interactive music and dance performance by Los Cenzontles for at children and their families.  Kids will learn about traditional Mexican musical instruments and have fun with hands-on rhythm, dance and art activities.

WHAT:  Los Cenzontles Dia del Niño celebration, featuring interactive performances, art projects for children and adults, food and drinks for sale, and a silent auction.

WHEN:  11am, Saturday / April 26, 2014

WHERE:  Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center; 13108 San Pablo Avenue at Montoya, in the Dias Plaza, San Pablo, CA

HOW:  $10 for adults, $5 for ages 13- 18, kids under 12 free; tickets available at the door or by calling 510-233-8015

Fri -
Apr
11,
2014
Los Angeles, CAUCLA, Royce Hall
Los Cenzontles performs at an outdoor fandango
6PM
Free and open to the public
Sat -
Apr
05,
2014
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Cooking Demo for Adults

Join Martin Gonzalez, owner of La Strada and Restaurante la Revolucion, to learn how to prepare healthy and delicious Mexican and Italian food. Using fresh and locally sourced ingredients, Martin will demonstrate how to quickly and easily prepare appetizers and entrees.

Participants will be able to sample all the dishes and wine.

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Where: Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy and Studios
13108 San Pablo Ave.
San Pablo, CA 94805

Cost: $40 per person

Enrollment is limited -  reserve your place now!

Register online here: http://tiny.cc/CookingClass
or call 510-233-8015

Mon -
Mar
31,
2014
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Los Cenzontles Academy Spring Session Begins

Thu -
Feb
20,
2014
Los Angeles, CAUCLA

LC at UCLA 

Los Cenzontles touring band will be at UCLA for two days of performances, lectures, and workshops.

This event is not open to the general public.

Mon -
Jan
13,
2014
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Academy Winter Session Begins

Los Cenzontles Academy winter session begins on January 13th and ends on March 28th.

Call Fabiola at 510-233-8015 or stop by our center to enroll for classes.

Thu -
Jan
09,
2014
San Pablo,CALCMAC

Zydeco Mexican Connection: Stories from the Heart of Richmond
Launch Concert Featuring David Hidalgo, Los Cenzontles and Andre Thierry

Los Cenzontles proudly announces an intimate performance with music legend David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Los Cenzontles and special guest artist Zydeco accordionist Andre Thierry on January 9, 2014 at Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center in San Pablo, CA.  The artists will perform songs rooted in Mexican and Zydeco traditions featuring a wide array of musical instruments as well as new fusions that celebrate our diverse community.

The event launches a new collaborative recording and oral history project, Zydeco Mexican Connection:  Neighborhood Stories from the Heart of Richmond. The project explores and celebrates the deep cultural history of Richmond and San Pablo, home of Creole artist Andre Thierry and Mexican American group, Los Cenzontles.

Thursday, January 9, 2014
The show starts at 7:30 PM at the Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center
Doors open at 6:30 PM.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Plenty of free parking

$30.00 per ticket in advance; $35.00 at the door.

Purchase advanced tickets here: http://tiny.cc/LosCenzontlesTickets

 

 

2013
Fri -
Dec
13,
2013
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Christmas Concert

Los Cenzontles' annual Christmas event will take place on Friday, December 13 at 7:00pm.

Join us for this festive evening of music, student performances, homemade food and beverages.

 

Sun -
Dec
08,
2013
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Fools Creek Benefit for LCMAC

Fools Creek, a local band and friend of Los Cenzontles, will be hosting a benefit concert for Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center's Supporting Roots Campaign on Sunday, December 8th at 3:30pm at LCMAC.

More information HERE.

This event is open to the public.

Sat -
Nov
02,
2013
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Dia de los Muertos 

Join us at our popular Dia de los Muertos event to celebrate the holiday as well as the grand opening of our new space!!
We will have a fandango, food, beverages, activities in our brand new kitchen and art room, and of course a beautiful altar!

Festivities begin at 7:00pm.

 

Thu -
Oct
10,
2013
Berkeley, CALa Pena

LC Performance at La Pena

Join Los Cenzontles at a special benefit concert to raise money for the renovation of La Pena's Unity Mural.

Event begins at 8:00pm

Tue -
Oct
08,
2013
Mill Valley, CASweetwater Music Hall

Premier of "This Ain't No Mouse Music" Featuring Los Cenzontles

Los Cenzontles is please to headline the premier of the film, "This Ain't No Mouse Music" at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley. LC joins an excellent musical line-up, including Eric and Suzy Thompson and Creole Belles.

More information and to purchase tickets: http://sweetwatermusichall.inticketing.com/events/348391

Sun -
Sep
29,
2013
Berkeley, CAUC Berkeley

Los Cenzontles at Cal Performances 

Los Cenzontles is pleased to be performing at Cal Performances' "Fall Free for All" event again this year!

Time to be announced.

More information available here: http://calperfs.berkeley.edu/performances/2013-14/fffa/fffa.php

 

Sun -
Sep
29,
2013
Richmond, CACraneway Pavilion

Jackson Browne Benefit Concert 

Singer songwriter Jackson Browne and David Hidalgo will kick off Los Cenzontles Supporting Roots Capital Campaign drive with a very special benefit concert at the Richmond Craneway Pavilion on Sunday, September 29 at 7:00 PM.  Los Cenzontles touring group and students will also perform.

Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on Saturday, August 24th

More information and to purchase tickets:

http://www.jacksonbrowne.com/news/2013-08-29-jackson-browne-live-Los-Cenzontles-Mexican-Art-Center/

Official Press Release (PDF)

 

Thu -
Sep
26,
2013
San Francisco, CASan Francisco City Hall

Los Cenzontles performance at MEDA

Los Cenzontles touring group will be performing at the Mission Economic Development Agency's 40th anniversary event on September 26th.

Los Cenzontles will perform at approximately 7:30pm at San Francisco City Hall. This event is open to the public.

More information here: www.vivameda.org

Sun -
Sep
15,
2013
Chicago, ILNational Museum of Mexican Art

World Music Festival 

Los Cenzontles will be performing at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago on September 15th at 7:30 PM as part of the Chicago World Music Festival.

For more information: http://nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/events/world-music-festival-chicago-2013-featuring-los-cenzontles

Sat -
Sep
14,
2013
Pescadero, CA

Migrant Education Workshop and Performance

Los Cenzontles will be participating in a Migrant Education workshop and performance in Pescadero, CA. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

This event is not open to the public.

Wed -
Aug
28,
2013
Richmond, CA

Los Cenzontles performance at Music on the Main

Los Cenzontles touring group will be participating in the Music on the Main festival, presented by Richmond Main Street.

LC will perform between 5:00pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday, August 28th.

Location: Corner of Marina Way and Macdonald Avenue in Richmond.

More information here: http://www.richmondmainstreet.org

Sun -
Jul
28,
2013
Ft. Ross, CA

LC Performance at Ft. Ross Music Festival

Los Cenzontles is pleased to participate in the 2013 Fort Ross Festival!

This year's weekend-long celebration brings together artists & performers from around the world covering the breadth of historic Settlement Ross's multicultural community, all performing in an outdoor amphitheater with the Pacific ocean as a backdrop.

Los Cenzontles will perform around 12:00pm.

More details can be found here: http://www.fortross.org/festival.htm

Fri -
Jul
19,
2013
San Francisco, CASF Jazz Center

LC Performance at SFJAZZ

Los Cenzontles touring band will be performing at the new SFJAZZ in San Francisco on July 19th!

7:30pm at the Miner Auditorium

More information and to purchase tickets: http://www.sfjazz.org/events/sessions/2013/los-cenzontles

Thu -
Jun
27,
2013
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Summer Camp Performance

Our talented and hard working campers will be performing for friends and family on Thursday, June 27th at 6:00pm at Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center.

This event is free and open to the public.

Fri -
Jun
21,
2013
Cupertino, CADe Anza College Campus Center

LC Performance at De Anza College Commencement 

Los Cenzontles is pleased to be performing at the De Anza College commencement reception!

The performance will begin at 7:30pm.

Location: De Anza College, Hinson Campus Center

Mon -
Jun
17,
2013
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Los Cenzontles is proud to offer its third annual Summer Intensive Cultural Arts Program! This year, due to popular demand, we are offering two summer camp sessions – a two-week session from June 17-June 28 and a three-week session from July 8 to July 26. Each session will be differentiated enough so that children can enroll in both and still have a fun, unique experience.

The schedule will be: Weekdays, 9am – 12:30pm

Students, ages 5-15, will learn Mexican inspired instrumental, vocal, dance and arts and crafts skills, in a fun, group environment and under the instruction of master artists. The program is intended to take children’s artistic talents to a new level, helping them develop technical ability, confidence, creativity and ensemble performance skills.  At the end of each session, students will present their art projects and participate in a performance, which will be free and open to the public.

At this time we do not offer sponsorships, but we are still making every effort to keep fees affordable.
$300 (2 weeks session) per child
$450 (3weeks session) per child

*Additional sibling discount may be available base on financial need.

Space is limited.

Fri -
May
31,
2013
San Francisco, CASFMOMA

Join Linda Ronstadt and Eugene Rodriguez as they speak about the origins of Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center as part of “The Making Of…” at SFMOMA. The presentation will include historic photos and live music to tell the story of personal and social reconciliation and the founding of a vibrant community center now entering into its third decade.

Details:
Friday, May 31st at 12:00 PM
Koret Center
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd Street (Between Mission and Howard)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Free and open to the public!

The Making of Los Cenzontles is part of a wonderful daylong, museum wide event by award-winning radio producers, The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva) and KQED. "The Making Of…" is a multimedia series about what people make in the Bay Area and why, capturing the art, creativity, and innovation happening in backyards, workplaces, cultural institutions, and public spaces throughout one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the country.

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Making Demonstrations)
5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Making Discussions)

More information here.

Tue -
May
28,
2013
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Los Cenzontles Academy private students will be performing at our Art Center on May 28th at 6:30pm.

Come on out to support these talented musicians!

Sat -
May
11,
2013
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Mother's Day Celebration 

Los Cenzontles Academy students will celebrate their mothers at Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center on May 11th at 7:00pm. This special evening will feature performances by our students and the LC Touring Band, food and beverages, and a presentation of homemade gifts for the mothers in attendance. We hope to see you there!

 

Sat -
Apr
27,
2013
Springville, CA

Migrant Education Performance and Workshops

As part of our partnership with California Migrant Education, Los Cenzontles is travelling to Springville, CA to provide interactive musical programming for children of migrant families.

Sun -
Apr
21,
2013
Monterey, CAMonterey Bay Aquarium

Performance at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Three performances inside the aquarium as part of their Dia del Nino event.

More details here: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/vi/vi_events/vi_events_diadelnino.aspx

 

Sat -
Apr
20,
2013
San Francisco, CA

Cesar Chavez Day Festival 

The Los Cenzontles touring band will be performing at the Cesar Chavez Day Festival in San Francisco.

The performance will begin at 2:00pm.

More information can be found here: http://www.cesarchavezday.org/

 

Sat -
Apr
20,
2013
San Pablo, CASan Pablo Library

Children's Performance 

Los Cenzontles and our students are performing at the San Pablo Library on April 20th at 11:00am.

This will be a special Dia del Nino performance geared towards children and their families.

Location:

2300 El Portal Dr  San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 374-3998

 

Mon -
Apr
01,
2013

Stay tuned for the Spring Session schedule!

Sat -
Mar
16,
2013
Berkeley, CACasa de Cultura: Brasarte

DE CORAZON A CORAZON

A fundraiser for Casa Latina and a birthday celebration for Jose Ruiz

SATURDAY, MARCH 16th, 7pm - 1am

$10
Location:
Casa de Cultura: Brasarte
1901 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
510-528-1958

Featuring:
SEPTETO LATINO
w/Fito Reinoso, Orestes Vilato, John Santos, Marcos Diaz, David Pinto, Gabriel Navia, y El Niche
And  LOS CENZONTLES

MC Jesus "Chuy" Varela (KCSM)
Invocation: Jose Cuellar a.k.a. Dr. Loco
Poetry by SF POET LAUREATE ALEJANDRO MURGUIA
y AIDA SALAZAR
DJ Sets by
JOSE RUIZ (KPFA/KPOO) - REYES (TROPICO DE NOPAL) Y CARLITOS WAY
Food and Beverages available

Sat -
Feb
23,
2013
Salinas, CA

Los Cenzontles will be participating in a Migrant Education workshop and performance in Salinas, CA funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

This event is not open to the public.

Sat -
Feb
09,
2013
Watsonville, CAMello Center for the Performing Arts

Los Cenzontles touring band will be performing at the Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville, CA.

Show begins at 7:00pm

Tickets are $12 and are available here or at Jensen Music at 1931 Main St. in Watsonville.

Opening band: Suenos Aztecas

Benefitting PVHS Ballet Folklorico

Sat -
Jan
26,
2013
Greenfield, CAGreenfield High School

Migrant Education Workshop and Performance

Not open to the public

Mon -
Jan
07,
2013

Academy Winter Session Begins

Check out the Academy page for more information.

2012
Fri -
Dec
21,
2012

LCMAC Closed 12/21/12 through 1/02/13

We will be back in the office on January 3rd, 2013

Academy classes will resume on January 7th, 2013

Feliz Año Nuevo!!

Sat -
Dec
15,
2012
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Los Cenzontles will host a family friendly, festive event to celebrate the holiday season. Starting with a traditional posadas around the neighborhood, and concluding with a party at our Center. Children's games, food, beverages, and of course music will be provided. Event begins at 6:30 PM.

Thu -
Dec
13,
2012
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Los Cenzontles Academy hosts its popular, end of the year recital for students taking group classes in singing, dance, and music. Join us as our students get their moment in the spotlight! Performances begin at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Tue -
Dec
11,
2012
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Academy students taking private lessons in piano, violin, guitar, and singing will show off their skills at this intimate performance for students and their families. Event begins at 6:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour.

Fri -
Nov
02,
2012
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Los Cenzontles is hosting its annual Dia de los Muertos event on November 2nd at 7:00pm.

Sat -
Oct
27,
2012
Oakland, CAYoshi’s Oakland

Los Cenzontles is slated to release their exciting new album, Regeneration, on October 9th. To celebrate, Los Cenzontles, along with David Hidalgo will be performing the evening of October 27th at Yoshi’s Oakland! Come on out for one or both shows at 8:00pm and 10:00pm.

Sun -
Oct
21,
2012
3:00 pm: Oakland, CAOakland Museum of California

As part of the Oakland Museum’s annual Dia de los Muertos event, Los Cenzontles will be performing from 3:15pm to 4:00pm at the Museum.

Fri -
Oct
19,
2012
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Los Cenzontles will be performing at our Music & Tamales event!
Come out and join us for a fun, family friendly event full of music, food, and beverages!

Tickets are $10.

Fri -
Oct
12,
2012
Chicago, ILReva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Los Cenzontles, with special guest David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, will be performing at the new Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts as part of their Grand Opening Celebration.

For all of our Chicago fans, please join us for this special event!

Mon -
Sep
24,
2012
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Los Cenzontles is proud to be participating in the 2012 San Francisco Latino Film Festival!

LC is hosting the screening of Voices of Chile on Monday, September 24th at 7:30pm

Film synopsis:
Voices of Chile, Documentary, Local Filmmaker

Chile/USA 60 Min.

Voices of Chile observes the challenges of achieving democracy after a dictatorship has collapsed. Corporations, Media and Education are candidly discussed through stories and facts.

Sat -
Sep
22,
2012
Bishop, CAInyo Council for the Arts

For all of our fans out by Yosemite or those who are up for a beautiful road trip through the Sierras - come on out to the Millpond Music Festival on September 22nd!
Los Cenzontles will be performing alongside a great array of bands including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Dave Alvin, Dead Winter Carpenters, Tom Russell and more.

Mon -
Sep
17,
2012
San Pablo, CALCMAC

Los Cenzontles is proud to be participating in the 2012 San Francisco Latino Film Festival!

LC is hosting the screening of Looking for Larisa on Monday, September 17th at 7:30pm

Film synopsis:
Looking for Larisa, Documentary

2012 Mexico 79 min.

Imagine rummaging through a flea market and coming across someone’s family pictures and films. Who would get rid of such meaningful mementos and why? After purchasing the lot of super 8mm film at a Mexico City antique shop, the filmmakers embark on search for Larisa, the captivating little blond girl in the pictures and films. This chance encounter with a family’s belongings becomes a captivating human study of memory and media.

Sat -
Sep
15,
2012
Mammoth Lakesby the Mono Council for the Arts

Los Cenzontles will be performing at the Mexican Independence Day Fiesta, put on by the Mono Council for the Arts on September 15th.

Tue -
Feb
21,
2012
San Francisco, CADavies Symphony Hall

Los Cenzontles has been asked to perform with The Chieftains for their 50th anniversary tour at Davies Symphony Hall as part of the SF Jazz Festival! The Band is honored to be playing with these legendary musicians and we would love for our fans to be in the audience.

Sat -
Feb
18,
2012
Aliso Viejo, CASoka Performing Arts Center at Soka University

Los Cenzontles has been asked to perform with The Chieftains for their 50th anniversary tour at Davies Symphony Hall as part of the SF Jazz Festival! The Band is honored to be playing with these legendary musicians and we would love for our fans to be in the audience.

Fri -
Feb
17,
2012
Santa Barbara, CAThe Granada Theater / UCSB

Los Cenzontles has been asked to perform with The Chieftains for their 50th anniversary tour at Davies Symphony Hall as part of the SF Jazz Festival! The Band is honored to be playing with these legendary musicians and we would love for our fans to be in the audience.