July 30 & 31
The Youth Mariachi is one of the many groups run by Plaza de la Raza, a private non-profit organization that provides year round programs in arts education and serves as an arts center and school of performing and visual arts. Plaza's artistic programming fosters the enrichment of all cultures. Through the arts, Plaza provides a vital human resource service bridging the geographic, social, artistic, and cultural boundaries of Los Angeles and beyond. Serving the communities of Lincoln Heights, El Sereno, and Boyle Heights, classes for the primarily Latino youth will include mariachi music lessons, folklorico dance, Aztec dance, son Jarocho instruction in music, song and improvisation, accordion/Conjunto lessons, traditional Mexican crafts, and altar making. The Youth Mariachi program has been around for over 25 years.