Fresno “Viva El Mariachi Festival” (March) –


Los Angeles Drum & Dance Events –


Modesto International Festival (Oct.) –


Monterey Bay School of Piping (July) –


Powwow calendar –


San Diego "Sweetwater International Student Mariachi Conference" (March) –


San Francisco World Music Festival (Sept./Oct.) –


San José International Mariachi Festival, Concerts & Conference (September) –


Soka University Annual International Festival (May) –


Sonoma County Fair Charreada Mexicana (July) –




Alliance for California Traditional Arts –


Arts Council Silicon Valley –


Ashkenza Music and Dance Community Center (Berkeley) –


California Arts Council –


California Asian/Pacific Islander Arts Network –


California Traditional Music Society –


Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (Santa Clara) –


Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley –


Curuye (L.A./Cuba) –


East Bay Center for the Performing Arts –


Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra –


Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California –


Latino Arts Network –


Los Angeles County Arts Commission –


Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department –


Los Angeles Music Center Education Division –


Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center (East Bay) –


Mariachi Master Apprentice Program –


MBIRA (Shona mbira music) –


Mexican Heritage Plaza (San Jose) –


MoAD The Museum of the African Diaspora –


Monterey Celtic Arts Academy –


Multicultural Music and Art Foundation of Northridge –


Oriki Theater (experience Africa) –


Osher Marin Jewish Community Center –


SambaLA ­–


San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture –


San Francisco World Music Festival –


The Center for World Music (San Diego) –


The Cultural Conservancy (Native American) –


Taiko Center of Los Angeles –


WorldBeat Cultural Center (San Diego) –


Aztec Stories -




Hewlett Foundation –


Humboldt Area Foundation (Native Cultures Fund) –


The Durfee Foundation –


Young Imaginations –




Ali Akbar College Store –


Black Mountain Instruments (Dulcimers) –


Blue Ridge Pickin Parlor (Bluegrass) –


Brian Steeger (Mariachi harps and other ethnic instruments) –


Candelas Guitars –


Clarion Music Center (Chinese & other ethnic instruments) –


Folk Music Center –


Fote Mote Music – (Celtic harps and other ethnic instruments) –


Guadalupe Custom Strings (Mariachi and other guitar strings) –


Hopetown Music –


Jeff Nevin (see “Teacher Resources” for free mariachi arrangements) –


La Casa Del Mariachi –


Mariachi Publishing Company (Music & extensive information) –


Motherland Music's (African Hand Drums & Instruments) –


Smarty Pans Music (Steel Drums) –


Sylvia Woods Harp Center –


Ali Akbar College of Music (degree in Traditional Indian music) –


Southwestern Community College (degree in Mariachi music) –


UC Berkeley –


California Gold: Northern California folk music from the thirties –


UC Irvine (Collections of Ethnomusicologist Dr. Robert Garfias) –


UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology –


D.K. Wilgus Archive of Folksong and Music –


Native American music in California –


Strachwitz Archive of Mexican–American Music –



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