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Feed the “Birds of 400 Voices”: Cultivating Mexican Music Traditions in California

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Feed the “Birds of 400 Voices”: Cultivating Mexican Music Traditions in California
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Daniel Sheehy
Folklife, June 19, 2019

A few blocks off the I-80 Freeway in the East Bay area of California, tucked in the middle of a small, ordinary-looking shopping center with an auto parts store, pizza place, grocery store, and Indian restaurant, is a nonprofit arts organization which is anything but ordinary. Founded in 1994, Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy took over the site of a former liquor store and turned it into what an NPR Morning Edition report called a “factory of culture.”

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