Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center Hosts ALMA awards.

Jun 29, 2012 - 11:36 am

Once again the ESB-MACC plays an important role in the Austin Latino Music scene.

A full house, standing room only audience attended our event on June 8th, 2012

Audience at ESB-MACC Alama Awards event

On June 8th the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) hosted “Sonidos del Barrio Showcase” (roughly translated: sounds from the old neighborhood.) This show, first produced in 2001, is presented in co-sponsorship with ALMA (Austin Latino Music Association).

2011 Tejano Idol contestant Nicky Lopez performing with Canonazo

2011 Tejano Idol contestant Nicky Lopez performing with Canonazo.

Linda Crockett, ESB-MACC, Marketing & Special Events, ESB-MACC, Rosendo Gomez President of Austin Tejano Music Coalition and Elizabeth Lopez board member of Austin Latino Music Association

Linda Crockett, ESB-MACC, Marketing & Special Events, ESB-MACC, Rosendo Gomez President of Austin Tejano Music Coalition and Elizabeth Lopez board member of Austin Latino Music Association

 Rosendo Gomez and Herlinda Zamora, Manager ESB-MACC,

Rosendo Gomez and Herlinda Zamora, Manager, ESB-MACC

The ESB-MACC is proud to help foster this organization’s activities. The ESB-MACC provides a focal point where the Latino Community (and all of Austin) can come together and celebrate our shared Latino heritages. Events like this, open to all and well attended, go a long way to helping fulfill our promise to our community.

The mission of ALMA, (Austin Latino Music Association) meaning “soul” in English, is to increase knowledge and awareness of local Latino music and important figures in Austin’s Latino music scene. ALMA provides important exposure and resources to local musicians, and assists in the development of young musicians who will keep Latino musical styles and traditions alive in the Capital City.

Former city councilman Raul Alvarez and President of ALMA with son honoring Gilbert Alba with special award .

Former city councilman Raul Alvarez and President of ALMA with son honoring Gilbert Alba with special award.

Rosendo Gomez and 2011 Tejano Idol contestant Nicky Lopez

Rosendo Gomez and 2011 Tejano Idol contestant Nicky Lopez.

painting of Tejano icons

Painting of Tejano icons displayed at event.

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