Joy in Music

Joy in Music is a short music documentary about the joy of learning, teaching, and playing traditional music. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mark Kohr, the film provides an inside glimpse into the transmission of cultural arts traditions and skills across generations. Lucina Rodriguez, master artist at Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy, guides teen sisters Divina, Camila, Belinda Ortega, and newcomer Cruz Torres in the recording of the popular Mexican song “Llego el Lechero”. Through their performances and reflections, the young students demonstrate resilience and growth that stem from their connections with community, family, and self.