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Number of results found for "Los Cenzontles" : 24
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2012.
Synopsis: Music video by Los Cenzontles performing a Mexican-folk rock song in their studio. The video is juxtaposed with footage from early 20th century U.S. cinema and cartoons - another example of Los Cenzontles’ eclectic work. The video ends with two female members of Los Cenzontles holding a sign that reads ‘Just Vote.’ This video was made during the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections: an election in wh...
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2012.
Synopsis: In 2000, the young people of Los Cenzontles assumed administrative positions, expanding the organization’s ‘Grow Your Own’ methodology into administrative leadership. Working with immigrant communities to raise awareness about cultural transition, the group collaborates with communities of migrant Mexicans who perform hard labor and whose children go to the same schools as white children. At thos...
Alt Title(s): No hay trabajo, American horizon
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Recorded in 2009.
Synopsis: Music video by Los Cenzontles about a man searching for a job. The video focuses on a migrant city street’s commercial landscape. Searching for a job by stepping into different businesses, this man represents the voice of Latino immigrants who lost their jobs at a faster pace than the broader workforce during the Great Recession of the late 2000's.Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organizatio...
Alt Title(s): GIA conference
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Recorded October 12, 2011, at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference, "Embracing the Velocity of Change", Fairmont, San Francisco, California,
Synopsis: On October 12, 2011 Linda Ronstadt, David Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and Eugene Rodriguez and Los Cenzontles presented the closing keynote address at the Grantmakers in the Arts Conference in San Francisco. In the keynote Eugene Rodríguez reflected upon the context that gave rise to the creation of Los Cenzontles and the importance of art education to explore, to preserve, and to generate cultural pra...
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2011.
Synopsis: Los Cenzontles performs Los Lobos’ classic ‘Good Morning Aztlan.’ Using footage featuring the daily life of Los Cenzontles, the video provides a portrait of a group that uses music and culture to build community.Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth and families, and a hub for Latino artists. Since 1989 Los Cenzontles has produced origina...
Alt Title(s): My child
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2013.
Synopsis: Music video titled ‘My Child’ by Los Cenzontles featuring Raul Malo. Including footage from a family archive, the lyrics and the visuals create a nostalgic account about a father's wishes for his child's life and future.Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth and families, and a hub for Latino artists. Since 1989 Los Cenzontles has produced...
Alt Title(s): Tyrant
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2012.
Synopsis: Music video by Los Cenzontles performing the song Tirana (Tyrant) in their studio. The video features footage of the group mixed with text-based elements related to the lyrics of the song.Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth and families, and a hub for Latino artists. Since 1989 Los Cenzontles has produced original music, videos, and edu...
Alt Title(s): Ball
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2011.
Synopsis: Video animation of Los Cenzontles performing the song ‘La Pelota’ (The Ball). The video situates the viewer in a soccer table game in which members of Los Cenzontles are moved by an outside force while a ball hits them. These actions are presented as an analogy to the way Mexican Americans are treated in the U.S. The video also displays statistical facts about the reality of the growing presence ...
Alt Title(s): I am Mexican American
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2010.
Synopsis: Music video of Los Cenzontles performing their song ‘Soy Mexico Americano’ (I am Mexican American). In this song Los Cenzontles shares the experiences of the Mexican American identity. The song describes the duality of existing in two different cultural and linguistic worlds.Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth and families, and a hub fo...
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2008.
Synopsis: Music video by Los Cenzontles about the 'sleeping giant.' The 'sleeping giant' is the Latino voter who became the largest minority group and the fastest growing segment of the U.S. electorate. The video moves from urban landscapes to latino political activism to show the contemporary mobilization of Latinos around immigration and economic issues.Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization,...
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2011.
Synopsis: Video clip by Los Cenzontles featuring a montage of pictures and animation, along with the Valor Latino’s song lyrics. The band encourages the Latino community to acknowledge and treasure its valuable voice: ‘Amplify your voice, listen to your voice, know your voice, respect your voice, Valor Latino.’Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth ...
Alt Title(s): To live
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2013.
Synopsis: Video clip by Los Cenzontles featuring live performance and shadow puppetry animation. The clip offers a metaphorical narrative of ‘theatre of life’ to teach children to be faithful to their roots and to be strong to face the challenges of living in-between cultures. Los Cenzontles tells youth that ‘We must not live without living / Existing in the world is not easy / I can tell you / Trying to e...
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Recorded in 2012.
Synopsis: Featuring David Hidalgo and Jackson Browne, The Silence narrates the impact that drug lords and the narcos have in youth’s fate. Through a brief and heartbreaking story, Los Cenzontles confronts the viewer with a reality in which a new generation of Mexicans is being swept up into the country's drug war as both killers and victims.Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academ...
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Synopsis: This piece is a video montage in which Los Cenzontles recreate Neil Young's classic song ‘Cortez the Killer.’ In this video Los Cenzontles continue their exploration of Mexican cultural roots by describing the encounter between Hernán Cortés and the Aztec people. Using footage of Aztec ruins and clips of people performing traditional dances, the video underlines the forced disappearance of an ent...
Alt Title(s): Searching for the White Monkey
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2006
Synopsis: Fandango, Searching for the White Monkey weaves together the stories of musicians as they struggle to revive a dying tradition of Veracruz, Mexico. This musical documentary takes us from California's inner city to the heart of the Veracruz savannah, the cradle of the son Jarocho. Fandango, featuring rare footage spanning 25 years, is the story of personal transformation and the power of culture. ...
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2011.
Synopsis: Video by Los Cenzontles featuring Luis Cacho's ‘Adios a Mi Novia’ (Goodbye to My Girlfriend). The song shares a story of a male lover saying goodbye to his girlfriend, given that he has to go and fight in the Vietnam War. Luis Cacho performed this song in Vietnam for Chicano troops to honor them and the women they had left behind.Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy...
Alt Title(s): State of shame
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Recorded in 2010.
Synopsis: Video with Spanish audio and English subtitles in which Los Cenzontles perform a corrido about the politics of migration in Arizona during the spring of 2010. The musical performance merges with footage from the migrant mobilization against SB 1070. On April 23, 2010, Governor Jan Brewer signed 'Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act,' known as Arizona SB 1070. At the time of pass...
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2013.
Synopsis: Music video in which a variety of Mexican Americans get ready for a photographic portrait while Los Cenzontles sing ‘Invisible Man.’ The video brings together the different faces of the Mexican American community and gives visibility to their lives, labor, and social contributions.Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth and families, and a ...
Alt Title(s): Return home
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2010.
Synopsis: Music video by Los Cenzontles that merges live performance and photographs. Included in their 2010 CD Raza de Oro, this song narrates the story of a Mexican man who has lost his job. As a result of his unemployment he cannot send remittances back to his wife. His wife, in turn, asks him to leave the U.S. for Mexico to reunite with his family. This story portrays the experiences of many Mexican me...
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Synopsis: This video piece is an homage to Mexican temporary contract laborers who participated in the Mexican Farm Labor Program, informally known as the Bracero Program. It presents archival photos from the Bracero History Archive and the photographic series 'Braceros at 80' by Craig Sherod. Featuring music by Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo & Taj Mahal from their American Horizon CD, accompanied by de...
Alt Title(s): Strength: homage to women
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2012.
Synopsis: Slideshow music video that features black and white photographs of women. The video is a homage to women's strength in facing the challenges of being part of a minoritarian identity. Sung in Spanish with English subtitles.Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth and families, and a hub for Latino artists. Since 1989 Los Cenzontles has produc...
Alt Title(s): To live
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2008.
Synopsis: Vivir (To Live) is a mini documentary originally released in 2008. Directed by Ricardo Braojos and produced by Eugene Rodriguez of Los Cenzontles, this film reflects upon issues of immigration, societal neglect, and low educational expectations of children in low-income neighborhoods. Simultaneously it illustrates the resourcefulness and optimism of this emerging immigrant boom generation. Vivir ...
Alt Title(s): Journey of time and memory
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Filmed in 2004.
Synopsis: Directed by Ricardo Braojos and produced by Eugene Rodriguez of Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy. Pasajero: A Journey of Time and Memory, a one-hour documentary, follows a group of young inner-city Mexican-American musicians to Mexico where they seek a deeper meaning of its traditions. They accompany their teacher, an elderly violinist, on his homecoming to his pueblo in Jalisco. The group to...
Alt Title(s): State of shame
Collection Title(s): Cenzontles collection
Location: Recorded in 2010.
Synopsis: Video with Spanish audio and English subtitles in which Eugene Rodriguez sings a corrido about the politics of migration in Arizona during the spring of 2010. The video features a slideshow of images of contemporary Arizona by Bill Steen. On April 23, 2010, Governor Jan Brewer signed 'Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act,' known as Arizona SB 1070. At the time of passage, SB 107...