Noche P’urepecha

We had a fantastic time in our Noche Cultural concert featuring master artist Atilano Lopez Patricio from Jaracuaro, Michoacan. Atilano is a cultural icon in the P’urepecha region of Michoacan and many people in the Bay Area who are from that region came to see him perform with us. In the week leading up to the event we had Atilano teach our students for the show. We played many pirekuas & sones abajeños that night and our students danced.

Classic Ranchera Release

Check out our new Los Cenzontles video of the classic ranchera composed by celebrated Mexican songwriter Jose Alfredo Jimenez. If you always wanted to understand the lyrics but don’t speak Spanish, click on the CC tab for English translation. Video directed by Emiliano Rodriguez.

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One Lobo, One Night Success

We had a blast sharing the stage with David Hidalgo of Los Lobos for our Noche Cultural concert. It is always a special experience performing along side Divid Hidalgo, and more so in our cultural center.

New Academy Session Begins Sept. 5

Our Academy is on break. We look forward to beginning our Fall session on Tuesday, September 5. For information or class registration please call Fabiola at (510) 233-8015.

Our Director, Eugene Rodriguez on film

Our Director Eugene Rodriguez just returned from Mazatlan, Mexico, where he played a small role in the feature film Windows on the World starring Edward James Olmos. Eugene was invited by our wonderful major donor Robert Mailer Anderson who wrote the fascinating script. Eugene is grateful for another memorable life experience and an opportunity to get away to beautiful Mazatlan with Marie-Astrid. We will keep you posted on the release of the film.

EDWARD JAMES OLMOS & EUGENE RODRIGUEZ AS SHRIMP PACKERS ON SET IN MAZATLAN