Agustín Lira was the musical voice of the farmworkers’ movement in the 1960’s. He cofounded El Teatro Campesino with Luis Valdez during the Delano Grape Strike headed by Cesar Chavez.
The company created songs and plays, performed on picket lines, at rallies and toured throughout the United States, giving voice to the farmworkers’ plight and demonstrating the power of artistic expression in uniting and inspiring the farmworker communities. Listen to an NPR segment featuring Agustin Lira here: https://www.npr.org/sections/altlatino/2016/07/07/481582788/guest-dj-agust-n-lira-struggles-and-hope
Agustin Lira and Patricia Wells will perform at the Community Music Center in San Francisco on Sunday, September 23, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students; look for tickets and more information at https://www.ncake.org/201819-workshops/singing-the-struggle-agustn-lira-patricia-wells
Join us for a rare opportunity to hear this national treasure perform and share historical background about music that shaped California history.
NCAKE (the Northern California Association of Kodaly Educators) and Holy Names University are co-sponsoring an exciting event next week which will speak to teachers, music lovers, activists, and anyone interested in California’s musical history.
Agustin Lira and Patricia Wells
Community Music Center in San Francisco
Sunday, September 23, at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students