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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.

Los Cenzontles Travels to the Rio Sonora Valley in Sonora, Mexico!

We are pleased to announce that 21 members of Los Cenzontles, including our touring quartet and 17 youth, will travel to the Rio Sonora Valley in Sonora, Mexico, to perform a variety of traditional Mexican music in the pueblos of Banamichi and Arizpe. The performances will take place in the town plazas, free to the public, on Saturday and Sunday, February 16 & 17. We look forward to updating you on this very special trip. 


Los Cenzontles Touring Group Performs at Governor Newsom’s Inauguration

On January 7th, as part of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s swearing-in ceremony, Los Cenzontles appeared on the steps of the Capital in Sacramento. We helped mark the historic occasion by performing two songs including the Mexican-American anthem Mexico Americano.

Preservation Hall in New Orleans Hosts Los Cenzontles for Artist-in-Residency Program

The Residency took place December 10th through the 14th, and proved to be a valuable collaboration between two groups committed to keeping their beloved musical traditions alive and vital. The Preservation Hall Foundation’s ArtistinResidence program invites artists who work in a wide variety of media, including music, visual arts and dance, to engage with the dynamic Preservation Hall community, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist.