FREE SUMMER WORKSHOP!

Los Cenzontles is hosting a FREE one-day workshop for kids ages 5 and up on Monday, August 12th from 3:30pm – 6pm.

This will be a fun and educational workshop in which kids will be introduced to traditional Mexican guitar, dance, and arts and crafts. Space is limited so sign up today! We are located here…

Free Summer Workshop Registration Form

  • Enrollment Open Now!

    UPDATE: As of July 31st, the 7 - 9 age group is now FULL and we will not be able to accept any additional students in that age group. We will only be able to register students 5 - 6 and 10 - 15.

    Kids ages 5+ will learn Mexican inspired guitar, dance, and arts and crafts skills, in a fun, group environment, and under the instruction of master artists. Register online using the form below.  Alternatively, call Fabiola at 510-233-8015 or stop by the Center for more information or to register.

    Registration Form/Forma de Inscripcion

Los Cenzontles Touring Group Performs at the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress

Los Cenzontles performed on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and at the Library of Congress with support from the American Folklife Center. It was a wonderful recognition of our 30 years of promoting Mexican traditions.

Following our Kennedy Center performance, an interesting perspective was offered by Agustín Gutiérrez Canet in the online Milenio magazine: “Los Cenzontles, founded 30 years ago by Eugene Rodríguez in San Pablo, California, near San Francisco, is also an art academy where children of the Mexican diaspora learn the music and dance of their ancestors. The persistent work of cultural dissemination of Eugene Rodríguez and other groups in the United States deserves the support of the Mexican government, through the Secretariats of Foreign Affairs and Culture, so that the voice of the Mexican-American community is heard stronger throughout the country. In this country there are more than 36 million Americans of Mexican origin. Let the cenzontles sing, bird of the 400 voices, and the tweets be silent.”

To view the entire show at the Kennedy Center CLICK HERE.

Los Cenzontles Academy’s Summer Session has Begun

The Academy’s Summer Session begins the week of July 8th. For more information, or to sign up for classes, please call or email Fabiola Trujillo: 510-233-8015 | fabiola@loscenzontles.com

Article on Los Cenzontles from 48 Hills

Los Cenzontles ramps up its Mexican rhythm connection

L.A. Times Publishes a Feature Article on Los Cenzontles Sonoran Dessert Trip!

The March 10th Sunday edition of the L.A. Times included a long, thoughtful article on our recent road trip with Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne to the Sonoran Dessert. Many Los Cenzontles voices are represented in the article–students, teachers, and band members.

Here is an excerpt that captures some of the magic of the experience: “Linda sat in her chair on the sidelines, listening intently as Bobby and Petie’s voices locked in tight two-part harmony. Soon, however, a visitor seated next to her heard an angelic harmony gently gliding above the two male voices — an intimate encore from the voice that launched at least a thousand heartthrobs and heartaches decades ago.”

The entire article can be read here.