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July 3, 20141 month ago
11am - 6pm
Food, Music, Dance, Zydeco, Culture!
June 10, 20142 months ago
To see this exclusive performance go to this link -- http://www.expression.edu/ustream
Be a part of the "Live Webcast" in a private venue. 25 winners will be "up close and personal" guests at this intimate concert that will be recorded and filmed.
The first 25 people to send in their Proof of ticket purchase for the Creole United Festival Party at Sweetwater on Sunday July 27th will be put on a guest list for the recording at Meyer's Hall at Ex'pressions college in Emeryville! Thanks to everyone who have already purchased and sent in your email, this will be a very special taping!
Send in your proof of purchase by June 14 and receive a special guest invitation to the show. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org Att: LIVE WEBCAST
May 22, 20143 months ago
Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth and families, and a hub for Latino artists – all working in tandem to amplify our Mexican roots here in the Bay Area and beyond. Andre Thierry is a Creole accordionist from Richmond CA carrying forth traditions and innovating a new signature sound.
What We Are Doing - Zydeco Mexican Connection is a digital scrapbook and musical album of traditional and original songs that unite Mexican and Creole traditions into an energizing, soulful new sound. This cross-cultural collaboration celebrates and connects two of America’s rich heritages that have coexisted in our neighborhood for generations. Accordion, Mexican folk guitars, percussion, rubboard, jawbone and zapateado dance combine to color this deep and vibrant new mix. French, Spanish and English mix fluidly, creating a fresh lyrical voice.
Why is this important - We are discovering many historic and cultural connections between the Creoles and Mexicans. This project demonstrates the power of our traditions and the many connections we share. We hope to inspire and empower other communities to realize how their histories are intertwined
Says LC director Eugene Rodriguez, "There is a prevalent myth in our country that we all revolve around white culture. The more we deconstruct that myth, it makes all of us owners of our histories, and our destinies."
We Need You! - We need your help raise at least $4,000 complete the post-production work on this album (mixing, mastering and manufacturing) so we can get this music and story out to the world! If we exceed our goal, we will be able to fund the oral history portion of this project, which includes video interviews and the creation on a digital "scrapbook."
Whether you are a roots music lover, a champion of first voice story telling, or simply supporting of our mission, please consider supporting our project. We are 501(c)3 non-profit organization so your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.
Thank you for your support!
May 20, 20131 year ago
"On behalf of the Richmond Historic Preservation Commission, we are pleased to inform you that for maintaining and developing the Richmond tradition of Creole Zydeco music brought to the city during the WWII migration of southerners to work in wartime industries, you were nominated for, and have been awarded, a City of Richmond Historic Preservation Award for 2013. Congratulations!"
Paul Scolari, Commissioner Historic Preservation Commission City of Richmond
Group Photo Taken by Ellen Gailing