Friday, August 6, 2010

Trio of Latino Non-Profits to Send a Message through Music with Unveiling of High Profile Performances Honoring Latino Culture in the U.S.

MALDEF, the Dolores Huerta Foundation and the Mexican Heritage Corporation jointly announce dates in August and September for series of concerts in Los Angeles and San Jose with headliners that include Carlos Santana, Pete Escovedo, Lila Downs, Zack de la Rocha, Eugenia Leon, Intocable, Los Tigres del Norte, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Los Tex Maniacs, Mariachi Cobre and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 2, 2010, a trio of Latino non-profit organizations jointly unveiled August and September dates for a series of concerts developed by the respective organizations to honor Latino culture and history and to bring awareness to the ongoing need for comprehensive immigration reform. The historical series of performances by icons of Latino music and multiple Grammy winners spans both traditional and contemporary genres and will begin on August 13, with the Dolores Huerta Foundation's concert at the Greek Theater in Hollywood, will continue from September 16 – 26, 2010 with the 19th Annual San Jose Mexican Heritage & Mariachi Festival, and will end on September 28, with MALDEF's "Truth in Immigration" Benefit Concert at the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City. Headliners for the concerts and performances include: Carlos Santana, Eugenia Leon, Intocable, Los Tigres del Norte, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Los Tex Maniacs, Mariachi Cobre and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano.


First, on August 13, the Dolores Huerta Foundation will host a concert entitled "Weaving Movements Together" at the Greek Theater in Hollywood featuring Carlos Santana, Pete Escovedo, Lila Downs, Zack de la Rocha, with celebrity co-hosts Martin Sheen, Ed Bagley Jr., Benjamin Bratt, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Culture Clash, and Jodie Evans from Code Pink with more to be announced.


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