Collection Title: Cenzontles collection
Title: Vivir (music video)
Alternate Title: To live
Date: 2013
Location: Filmed in 2013.
Cast/Performers:
Fabiola Trujillo, singer.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:04:01
Language: In Spanish.
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 escape / Only creates problems / That is why we must live / And not merely survive.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 educational tools, playing a central role in the Mexican roots revival in the United States. Throughout more than 25 years of constant work, Los Cenzontles has shared its founder Eugene Rodriguez’ vision: that young people empowered as artists and teachers can build upon the past to create a better future. Los Cenzontles remains unique among nonprofits nationally in demonstrating the potential of Latino cultural programming and production to transform individuals and communities from within. Over the years, the academy has served immigrant children, third-generation Mexican Americans as well as children who are mixed and from various ethnic backgrounds. The band has recorded songs that capture the poetry of the indigenous Purépecha language and composed music aimed to inspire and rally the community toward empowerment and engagement and against contemporary injustices. Los Cenzontles has broadcast its journey via its documentary series, web-based video shorts, and ‘digital scrapbooks’ aimed at capturing the first person stories of resilience by Mexican American music- and culture-makers. These media productions combine music videos and interviews to highlight themes of inclusion, education, and social justice.
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Copyright Holder: Los Cenzontles
Contact: Los Cenzontles
Address:
Los Cenzontles
13108 San Pablo Ave
San Pablo, CA 94805
U.S.A.
Phone(Business): +1-510-233-8015
Phone(Fax): +1-510-233-3230
Email: contact@loscenzontles.com
Website: http://www.loscenzontles.com