Sounds of California

SAVE THE DATE for Sounds of California in San José: Saturday, Nov. 25 

The Alliance for California Traditional Arts invites you to join South Bay, San José, and Mayfair artists and residents to celebrate the Sounds of California. 

For the past 10 months, through the support of the California Arts Council's Creative Cultural Community program, ACTA facilitated a Sounds of California project to collect and archive our California cultural soundscape in San José's historic East Side, with a focus on the Mayfair community.

The project engaged residents who contributed their songs, stories, and impressions of their local soundscape. Please join in celebrating this community and the artists and residents who bring meaning to this work. The program is free and open to the public.

The Alliance for California Traditional Arts leads the Sounds of California/East San José project in partnership with the School of Arts and Culture at MHP and in collaboration with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and Radio Bilingüe

Sounds of California: Mayfair + East San José

Saturday, November 25, 2017, School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, Theater. 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA. | FREE


More information on the on-going Sounds of California program coming soon.

Find information on the 2016 Sounds of California program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival here.

The Sounds of California initiative is an on-going partnership between the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA), Radio Bilingüe, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress to explore how experiences of immigration are embedded and archived within music, sound, and social practice throughout our state. 


See the full press release for the event: PDF or Word

Download the flyer for the event here.