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”…
Khmer dance master and Neak Kru (teacher) Reaksmey “Mea” Lath was born to Cambodian genocide survivors in a Thai refugee camp. She grew up in Long Beach, where she studied Cambodian classical dance from the age of 12 working with master teachers and mentors Sophiline Shapiro, Charya Burt, and Prumsodun…
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…
Jeniffer Sanchez is dedicated to preserving the living tradition of Danza Azteca by teaching beading and regalia making. Through classes at Plaza de la Raza and Oxy Arts, she empowers individuals to create their own regalia, fostering cultural pride and identity while raising awareness and support for this important tradition.