Grammy® award winner, Rosalie Elena Rodriguez, is no stranger to the blending of Latin American roots and rhythms. A Mexican-American, Puerto Rican-native of California and a third generation Mariachi musician, she is uniquely gifted with a sultry style that blends tropical, afro-peruvian, jazz, and mariachi flavors. Her first solo album, Frente a Frente, opens the door to the intimacy of love, loss, and pain while seamlessly fusing traditional Cuban and Mexican bolero with the Afro-rooted Peruvian sounds of the Cajón
The mission of the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture is to advance arts, culture, and creativity throughout LA County. We fulfill our mission by providing services and support in areas including grants and technical assistance for nonprofit organizations; professional development opportunities; commissioning civic artworks and managing the County’s civic art collection; implementing countywide arts education initiatives; research and evaluation; career pathways in the creative economy; free community programs; and cross sector creative strategies that address civic issues. This work is framed by the County’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative and a longstanding commitment to fostering access to the arts.