While many know Dolores Huerta for her labor and civil rights accomplishments and ongoing global impact, what might not be as well-known is her passion for music, dance, and culture. The guest of honor herself lent a hand conceiving this concert by sharing some of her favorite music, including a unique blend of folk, R&B, ballads, dance, and mariachi. Director Dan Guerrero and Music Director Cheche Alara are joined by Mark Torres of KPFK Radio and a cast of musicians including John Doe; La Marisoul; Gaby Moreno; Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr; and recent Grammy-Award-nominee David Aguilar. They will be backed up by a world-class house band and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar. The evening, hosted by comedian Cristela Alonzo, will include clips of Dolores speaking through the ages, courtesy of the Pacifica Radio Archives and radio station KPFK.
Concierto para Dolores: A Musical Tribute to Dolores Huerta