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Eugene Rodriguez Book Signing: Bird of Four Hundred Voices

Aug 11, Sunday - 2pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Take a break at our Official Hotel Partner, the San Jose Marriott, meet the author of Bird of Four Hundred Voices and get your copy signed! Written by Eugene Rodriguez, the book chronicles the extraordinary journey of Los Cenzontles from a barrio youth group into an internationally acclaimed beacon of cultural preservation and education in San Pablo, California.

Against the backdrop of historic immigration from Mexico and a resulting political backlash, Bird of Four Hundred Voices candidly reflects on issues of identity, belonging and cultural engagement, offering a profound exploration of Mexican American culture and its historic imprint on the fabric of American society. This timely memoir not only narrates the struggle and resilience of an artistic community but also challenges us to reevaluate how Latino populations are viewed and supported in our society.

Against the backdrop of historic immigration from Mexico and a resulting political backlash, Bird of Four Hundred Voices candidly reflects on issues of identity, belonging and cultural engagement, offering a profound exploration of Mexican American culture and its historic imprint on the fabric of American society. This timely memoir not only narrates the struggle and resilience of an artistic community but also challenges us to reevaluate how Latino populations are viewed and supported in our society.