TONANTZIN Ballet Folklorico
Tonantzin Ballet Folklorico, directed by Zenon Barron of San Francisco has created a space in our rural coastside community to preserve the rich cultural dances of Mexico while building community, self confidence and strong youth leaders rooted in culture. We perform year around at numerous community events that we are invited to.
Artistic Director: Zenon Barron
Coordinator: Patti Ramirez
MARIACHI MEDIA LUNA
Mariachi Media Luna community education program is excited to teach a new generation of youth the art of mariachi. Every week students are taught the instruments of violin, guitar, vihuela, trumpet and voice. Partnering with the local middle school in our community, Mariachi Media Luna makes it home at Cunah Middle School. Our dedicated teachers come from San Jose to pass this rich tradition to the next generation.
Mariachi Director: Rigo Campos
Coordinator: Vero Rodriguez
Mexitli the Nahuatl word meaning "naval of the moon" is committed to opening the pipeline of education for our Latino youth to increase their opportunities in education. ALAS is excited to have partnered with Notre Dame de Namur Department of Education to bring student teachers to come and tutor our students weekly. Together with our educational director and Notre Dame we are making a difference in their academic journey.
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