Senderos (formerly Vive Oaxaca)

Oaxacan arts and culture

La Guelaguetza, organized in Santa Cruz County by Vive Oaxaca (now Senderos) for nearly a decade, is an indigenous celebration in which dances, rituals, music, languages, and cuisine are taugt and shared among participants and audience members.  By bringing La Guelaguetza to Santa Cruz each year, Vive Oaxaca is building a culture of acceptance, tolerance, and respect for an indigenous culture.  In addition, it showcases the impact that parents, youth, teachers, and community leaders can build through collaboration and engagement.  Furthermore, La Guelaguetza builds cultural awareness and cultural competency within the community.

In 2014, Vive Oaxaca received a grant from ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program to support their annual La Guelaguetza.

In 2017, a Living Cultures award will support free Mexican folkloric dance and traditional Oaxacan Banda de Viento music instruction for Latino immigrants.


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