For the past 47 years Plaza de la Raza has provided year round arts educations programs and has also served as a community arts center, presenting the finest in Latino culture programming in a variety of disciplines. Plaza’s mission is to foster enrichment of all cultures bridging the geographic, social, artistic and cultural boundaries of Los Angeles and beyond.
One of their students Jose was getting deep into gangs in the area. His father brought him to Plaza de la Raza to get away for that life and at first he wasn’t interested in anything, but then one day he discovered the piano. By the end of the first ten weeks he was playing Albumblat in the recital. He earned a full rife to Idyllwild School for the Arts and then a full ride to USC Music. He still teaches with and works with Plaza de la Raza.
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