Los Cenzonltes Releases Covers 2!

We have just released our second full-length album of classic cover songs flavored with Latin American instrumentation, arrangements, and rhythms. Covers 2 includes venerable, beloved songs by great songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Van Morrison.

The recording was officially released on February 23rd on multiple digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. The release of Covers 2 follows Los Cenzontles’ celebrated 2016 “Covers” album, which includes “Both Sides Now”, honored by NPR as one of the best songs of 2016.

Through perceptive interpretations, each of the eight superb songs featured on Covers 2 serves as a vehicle for exhibiting the beauty and value of Mexican musical traditions and the connections they share with music of many genres and cultural backgrounds.

Los Cenzontles Performs with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

On February 4th, Los Cenzontles joined New Orleans’ legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band as part of the SFJazz Gala 2018 Concert. You can read all about it in this wonderful article by Andrew Gilbert.

Registration For Classes Is Now Open!

Children (ages 4 – 18) are invited to take group classes and private lessons in voice, musical instruments, dance, and the arts and crafts of Mexican culture.

Registration is open NOW, so call us today to secure your spot: 510-233-8015

World Premiere of “The Dreamer” Music Video

We are very proud to announce the world premiere of “The Dreamer” music video and single written by celebrated singer songwriter Jackson Browne and Los Cenzontles Director Eugene Rodriguez. “The Dreamer” depicts the human dimension currently lived by DACA youth, as well as the hope and optimism that immigrants bring to our nation. The song features Jackson with Los Cenzontles joined by special guest David Hidalgo, of Los Lobos. The music video, featuring a cast from the Los Cenzontles community, was directed by Mark Kohr and produced by Los Cenzontles, a musical group, production studio, and non profit organization in the San Francisco East Bay Area that has served the Latino community for 30 years.

 

We hope that “The Dreamer” serves as an inspiration, in its small way, to help move our nation forward, together.
Please consider sharing this video with your community on social media.

Annual Christmas Concert went beautifully

Our December 8 Annual Christmas Concert went beautifully. Our wonderful academy students performed a variety of styles of music and dance for friends and family. Our parent volunteers made and served homemade food and drinks. In fact, parent Antonio Velazquez not only cooked and served traditional huaraches but refused to be reimbursed for the cost of the food. He did so in appreciation for the classes at Los Cenzontles which his daughter Daisy loves. Because everyone at Los Cenzontles contributes, our children thrive. We thank everyone involved!


(A FINAL BOW AT OUR CHRISTMAS CONCERT)