Senderos Procession and Street Fiesta
- Date: 05/09/2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Location: Pacific Avenue and Cooper Street
Downtown Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California 95060
Senderos invites you to join the free Cooper Street Fiesta from 5-7pm with Oaxacan food, music and dance to mark the beginning of the traditional Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza festivities. The Senderos community of musicians and dancers will arrive in a convite/procession at Cooper Street, downtown Santa Cruz at 5pm. Colorful folkloric dancing by Senderos' Centeotl Danza y Baile who will be accompanied by Senderos' Ensamble Musical and visiting student musicians from Centro de Integración Social (CIS #8), Zoogocho, Oaxaca, renowned for their traditional Banda de Viento music. Put on your dancing shoes!
This event is co-sponsored by Santa Cruz City Arts and Santa Cruz Museum of History & Art.
Senderos is a multi-service nonprofit creating pathways to success and building community by sharing Latino culture through cultural arts and by fostering educational opportunities. Senderos, meaning pathways, celebrates Latino culture and history through the artistic expression of dance and music, as well as supporting student academic success and adult basic education.
Senderos provides equitable access to the arts by offering free after-school instruction with Centeotl Danza y Baile and Ensamble Musical. Linking young people to their heritage enhances self-esteem and promotes family unity. Performing at over 45 school and community events each year, Senderos stays connected to its Oaxacan roots with Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza, an authentic cultural festival with dance, music, food, crafts presented every May. While representing their countries of origin with pride, Senderos participants bring art, culture, and community together to break down barriers and increase understanding and the acceptance of diversity throughout Santa Cruz County.
Please visit www.senderos.org for further information!