4 Generations: Son Mexicano In California

Musicians and dancers representing 4 Generations “strummed, stepped, and sang” telling a story that represented history, art and activism. Actor Rene Rivera read from the book that told their story that included present day challenges with the banning of books and the elimination of Mexican American curriculum in Arizona. This performance also gave tribute to the Panorama City based dance troupe Ballet Folklorico Ollin and CSUN Professor Fermin Herrera who have provided instruction to young dancers and musicians over the last 40 years. Los Hilos de Plata, the charming and inspirational dance troupe made up of senior citizens provided the elder generation contrasting the youngest generation of children who danced folklorico on stage. the oldest dancer was 93 years old and the youngest was 9 years old. The impressive young award winning musicians Los Tesoros from the Sam Fernando based Mariachi Master Apprentice Program and the Hermanos Hererra all graced the stage and all brought jubilant cheers from the crowd.

Written by San Fernando Valley Sun
Thursday, 16 August 2012