Chinese guzheng
The Garcia Center for the Arts offers a diverse number of classes which are designed to be affordable, making the joy of creating and experimenting in a supportive community environment accessible. Our classes include ceramics, printmaking, figure drawing, painting, textiles, music, gardening and soon, glassblowing! Many…
Terry Nguyen, known as “tsugaruterry,” is a musician and educator specializing in minyo (folk) and traditional music of Japan as performed on the Tsugaru shamisen and taiko drums. Terry began playing the Tsugaru shamisen in 2006. Initially self-taught, in 2010 she started her training with instructor Mitsuru Sasaki of the…
Carnatic violinist and composer
Sonido del Colibrí is made up of two Colombian women- Nisha Joshi and Nataly (Naty) Castaño, who on their own and together have been seeking to uplift Afro-Indigenous traditional music practitioners of Colombia’s Caribbean region on their journey to keep their music traditions alive. Living Cultures Grant 2023…
Ronaldo Lage Ignacio is a capoeira teacher in Santa Monica, CA. Living Cultures Grant 2023 Capoeira Classes for Low-income Children and Families Funding will support Capoeira classes for low-income children and families.
Son del Sereno is a son jarocho collective using the cultural practice of fandango to build community. They are based at the Eastside Cafe in Los Angeles. Living Cultures Grant 2023 “Sembrando Amapolas: Music, Culture & Community of Son Jarocho in California”…
Mariachi Plaza Festival Foundation is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit whose specific purpose is to support the community by promotion of education, public awareness, preservation of the Mariachi art form, and programs geared towards cultural enrichment of the public. Annually held in November, their festivals include the ‘Mariachi Plaza Festival’ and the…