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Mexican American roots group Los Cenzontles
(The Mockingbirds) release an album of classic song covers with Latin American
instruments and rhythms on CD featuring compositions by Bob Dylan, David
Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, ELO, Jimi Hendrix, The Killers, Robert
Palmer, The Pogues & Sixto Rodriguez.

Los Cenzontles founder Eugene Rodriguez grew up third generation Mexican
American in Southern California in the 1960’s and 70’s. At family parties he and his
brother played rock songs while his uncles and aunts played mariachi music.
Rodriguez says, “Los Cenzontles has always been about bridging cultural gaps. This
project is another leg of that journey.”

Los Cenzontles (pronounced los senn-sont- less) has made a name for themselves
among music aficionados across the US and in Europe creating roots music, cross-
cultural projects, collaborating on record and live with David Hidalgo, Linda
Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, and The
Chieftains, among others. Their media productions have been broadcast nationally
on PBS. Their YouTube Channel hosts hundreds of video shorts.

For the past 26 years Los Cenzontles has explored Mexican American identity,
culture and traditions through their 23 albums, videos and educational projects.
Their community Cultural Arts Academy has trained countless young people from
their working class neighborhood of San Pablo and Richmond, CA including the
musicians that make up Los Cenzontles performing group.

Covers is available on major digital distribution and streaming services.

For information: (510) 233-8015

Additional information

Weight 0.2 lbs
Dimensions 5.59 × 4.92 × 0.39 in