Spring 2015

Introducing our new Membership Program for your enjoyment! We now have tiered levels of membership that rewards your support with our gifts of appreciation ranging from handmade Thank You cards to behind the scenes tours and a home cooked meal.  Take a look at each tier description. (Keep mind that each membership tier includes perks from all previous tiers.)We are excited for the start of Spring Session at the Academy.  Starting March March 23, classes will continue for 10 weeks.Registration for our Summer Camp is already open. The program starts Monday, June 15.  The schedule will be: Weekdays, 9am-12:30pm. Students, ages 5-15, will learn Mexican inspired instrumental, vocal, dance and arts and crafts skills, in a fun, group environment and under the instruction of master artists. The program is intended to take children’s artistic talents to a new level, helping them develop technical ability, confidence, creativity and ensemble performance skills.  At the end of each session, students will present their art projects and participate in a performance, which will be free and open to the public.Los Cenzontles and Andre Thierry united their Latino and Creole traditions to create a soulful new sound available in the new album, “Shades of Brown”. The album mixes zydeco accordion, Mexican brass banda, congas and washboard that create a deep irresistible groove and fresh lyrical voice. They are joined by music legend David Hidalgo, of Los Lobos. The album was released February 10 and is available on iTunes and at our online store.

In February, Los Cenzontles’ Fabiola Trujillo and Lucina Rodriquez recorded “Male Albertina” with perfomer and composer, Atilano Lopez Patricio, of Jaracuaro, Michoacan. “Male Albertina” is a pirekua, an Indigenous love song form.