Grupo Cultura Yoso Nuu Viko

Grupo Cultura Yoso Nuu Viko was formed in 2008 by parents and youth interested in preserving and transmitting indigenous Mixtec traditions and culture, specifically traditional sones and chilenas of the San Juan Mixtepec region of Oaxaca.  Played on violins and guitars, this music plays a crucial role during social events such as weddings, quinceaƱeras, baptisms, etc.

In 2013, Grupo Cultura Yoso Nuu Viko received a grant from ACTA’s Living Cultures Grants Program to support free music lessons to community members of this Kern County community where many have migrated for agricultural work.