LOS CENZONTLES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM OF COVER SONGS FEBRUARY 23rd

A follow-up recording to their successful Covers release in 2016

SAN PABLO, Calif., Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- California-based Mexican roots band Los Cenzontles will release their second full-length album of classic covers flavored with Latin American instrumentation, arrangements, and rhythms. Covers 2 will include venerable, beloved songs by great songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Van Morrison.

The recording will be released this Friday, February 23rd on multiple digital platforms including iTunes. The release of Covers 2 follows Los Cenzontles' celebrated 2016 "Covers" album, which includes "Both Sides Now", honored by NPR as one of the best songs of 2016.

Through Los Cenzontles' distinctive and perceptive interpretations, each of the eight superb songs featured on Covers 2 serves as a vehicle for exhibiting the beauty and value of Mexican musical traditions and the connections they share with music of many genres and cultural backgrounds.

1) ALISON
(Elvis Costello)

2) SUMMER WIND
(J. Mercer, H. Mayer, H. Bradtke)

3) INTO THE MYSTIC
(Van Morrison)

4) HE'LL HAVE TO GO Featuring David Hidalgo
(Joe and Audrey Allison)

5) SUZANNE
(Leonard Cohen)

6) GIVE ME LOVE (GIVE ME PEACE ON EARTH) Featuring David Hidalgo
(George Harrison)

7) SUNDAY MORNIN' COMIN' DOWN
(Kris Kristofferson)

8) MR. TAMBOURINE MAN
(Bob Dylan)

Listen to samples of these tracks by clicking here. Please contact us for press copies or downloads.

Making visible and integrating distinctive and diverse Mexican American voices broadly is vital at a time when the Mexican-Americans are under political fire from many. As Los Cenzontles front man Eugene Rodriguez explains, "Scapegoating groups of people is made possible when they are invisible and marginalized. For this reason, our work to amplify our cultural voices and build bridges between our Mexican cultures and those of others is urgent. Happily, we enjoy it."

Los Cenzontles (pronounced los senn-sont-less) has made a name for themselves among music aficionados across the US and in Europe creating roots music, cross-cultural projects, collaborating on record and live with Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Chieftains, among others. Their media productions have been broadcast nationally on PBS. Their YouTube Channel hosts hundreds of videos.

ABOUT LOS CENZONTLES

For the past years Los Cenzontles has explored Mexican American identity, culture and traditions through their 25 albums, videos and educational projects. Their community Cultural Arts Academy has trained countless young people from their working class neighborhood of San Pablo and Richmond, CA including the musicians that make up Los Cenzontles performing group.

"Los Cenzontles is a factory of culture."—NPR, Morning Edition

"[Los Cenzontles] both honors and upends traditional Mexican music, tapping deep roots as it flowers into something completely new, and distinctly American."—New York Times

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: David Millar, 510-282-0041

Media Contact: David Millar, Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy, 510-282-0041, dave@loscenzontles.com

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SOURCE Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy



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