Eugene Rodriguez receives United States Artists Fellowship

Los Cenzontles is pleased to announce that our Director, Eugene Rodriguez has been awarded a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship! Eugene won the USA Oliver Fellowship for his pioneering role in the revival of Mexican roots music through his flagship program, Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center and for his prolific personal music career.

The awards ceremony took place on December 2nd, 2012 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California. Introduced by friend and mentor, Linda Ronstadt and brother, Phillip Rodriguez, Eugene performed his song, Valor Latino, alongside his son, Emiliano and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos. It was truly a special event that marked this extraordinary achievement.

From all of us here at Los Cenzontles, we couldn’t be more proud of Eugene!

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