Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy

For more than 25 years, Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy has activated the power of the cultural arts to develop skills and strengthen resilience in Latino youth in the San Pablo/Richmond community with deep and far reaching results. Their quality and community model, which has earned the respect of many renowned artists, connects people and communities through innovative arts programming, performance, music and video production.

Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) has created a sustainable arts model based in local culture, created, administered and taught by local people. Housed in a San Pablo Avenue storefront that was a former liquor store, the organization is a hub of traditional and cross cultural artists, a media production facility, a performance space, and an afterschool arts academy that has been a second home to countless youth and families for generations.

The Foundation also recently funded the documentary film “Conexiones: Los Cenzontles in Cuba. A Musical Journey of Connection.”



Los Cenzontles is a factory of culture.

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