Inlakech Cultural Arts Center/Lucha, Inc.


Mexican arts and culture

For over 40 years, the Inlakech Cultural Arts Center/Lucha, Inc. has provided youth and adults with a free, afterschool cultural education program.  Centered in the heart of Oxnard, California, many of Inlakech’s students come from low-income agricultural families, who are greatly underserved.  Children from the age of two to the elderly receive instruction in mariachi music, folklórico dance, "el canto Mexicano" (chorale/voice, based on regional Mexican music), and visual arts used in the celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

In 2015, a grant from ACTA’s Living Cultures Grants Program will support Inlakech’s cultural education program.

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Inlakech Cultural Arts Center student with master artist Xavier "Maestro Big X" Montes (Photo: Inlakech Cultural Arts Center)
Inlakech Cultural Arts Center students with master jarocho artist Javier Gomez (Photo: Inlakech Cultural Arts Center)
Students with instructors Javier Gomez (left) and Xavier "Maestro X" Montes (standing) (Photo: Inlakech Cultural Arts Center)

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