Collection Title: Cenzontles collection
Title: Pasajero a journey of time and memory
Alternate Title: Journey of time and memory
Date: 2004
Location: Filmed in 2004.
Ricardo Braojos, director and editor ; Eugene Rodriguez, producer and director ; Ricardo Braojos, Óscar Carrillo, image and sound ; Pablo Fernández, sound designer ; Humberto Ramirez, animation.
Hugo Arroyo, Julián González, Tregar Otton, Eugene Rodriguez, Lucina Rodriguez, Fabiola Trujillo, musicians ; Salvador Contreras, Andrea Luna, Christian Rodriguez, Marisa Bautista, Esmeralda Molina, Jessica Ochoa, Priscilla Martin, Xiomara Mendoza, and Rosemary Lisson, dancers.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:56:52
Language: In Spanish and English.
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 tours a musical presentation of a long-forgotten style of pre-commercial mariachi in Mexico and California's Central Valley where they meet fascinating characters that embody the spirit of old Mexico. Pasajero is a heartfelt reminder of the vital role that music plays in defining our identities.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
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