Nydia Gonzalez & Lolis Garcia

Nydia Algazzali Gonzalez has dedicated decades to learning and teaching traditional forms of Mexican Music and Dance from Master instructors in California and Mexico. She is active in the traditional sonero community and is one of the founding directors of the all-women group Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano.Ā She has taught students of all ages and abilities and develops and administers artist residencies for mainstream and special needs classrooms. She’s passionate about making the arts accessible to all people.

Dolores “Lolis” GarcĆ­a is a Bay Area native, a talented musician and dancer with mastery of multiple string and percussion instruments associated with the sonĀ of Mexico. In 2004, she received an Alliance of California Traditional Arts grant for an intensive master-apprenticeĀ program where she studied with Artmeio Posadas. She is currently part of Tarimba, a musicalĀ project that focuses on Son Jarocho.