Collection Title: Cenzontles collection
Title: Invisible man
Date: 2013
Location: Filmed in 2013.
Craig Sherod, photographer ; Emiliano Rodriguez, videographer and editor.
Hugo Hernandez, Charley Trujillo, Baudelia Rodriguez, Jose Ruiz, Gustavo Vasquez, Hector Espinoza, Sofia McKinney, Diego McKinney, Richard McKinney, Raquel Mckinney, Astrid Robles, Stephanie Alva, Samanha Ortiz, Fabiola Trujillo, Sandra Hernandez, Viviana Paredes, Maya Paredes Hernandez, Evelyn Diaz, Javier Diaz, Joel Diaz, Jose Diaz, participants.
Los Cenzontles and David Hidalgo, performers ; Carlos Caro, Cougar Estrada, Emiliano Rodriguez, Eugene Rodriguez, musicians.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:04:50
Language: In English.
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 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
Los Cenzontles
13108 San Pablo Ave
San Pablo, CA 94805
Phone(Business): +1-510-233-8015
Phone(Fax): +1-510-233-3230