Cuando la Cultura Muere, La Gente Muere


El Centro Cultural de Mexico seeks to be at the forefront of creating a strong ideological and cultural bridge to support a variety of cultural projects from Mexico, Central and South America.

Current Transnational Projects at El Centro Cultural de Mexico include ties to the Mexican states of:

  • Guanajuato
  • Oaxaca
  • Veracruz
  • Zacatecas
  • Guerrero
  • Durango
  • Yucatan
  • Michoacan
  • Chihuahua

Upcoming Events

Quetzal Show
(Friday - May 25, 2007)

Contact Information

Our address is:
310 W 5th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701

We are located at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Street (above the El Curtido Salvadorian Restaurant) Map It .

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Programas Semanal/ Weekly Programs

Cada semana en el Centro/ Every Week @ El Centro:


@ 3:00PM:
Junta de voluntarios
-- Venga a ser parte del Centro compartiendo sus ideas y propuestas.
Volunteer Meeting -- Come to see what El Centro's projects are all about, and share your ideas & project proposals.

@ 7:00PM:
Curso de cocina
-- Apúntese al curso ofrecido por Guzmán Torres de Recetas con Gusto.
Volunteer Meeting -- Sign up for the cooking class taught by Guzmán Torres of Recetas con Gusto.


@ 7:00PM - Gratis/Free:
Noche de Expresion
Open Mic. -- Hip hop/Spoken Word

@ 7:00PM (Semanas alternativas/Alternative weeks) - Gratis/Free:
Cine Centro
-- Peliculas y discussion
Movie Night at Centro -- Movie and Discussion


@ 6:00PM - Gratis/Free:
Ballet Folklorico para Ninos
Ballet Folklorico for Kids --

@ 7:00PM - Gratis/Free:
Son Jarocho
-- Clase de Mujeres; Taller General - aprende a expresarte a traves del son jarocho.

Son Jarocho
-- Women's Class; General Workshop - Learn to express yourself through Son Jarocho.

@ 7:00PM to 9:30PM - Gratis/Free:
Clases de Danza Azteca
Aztec Dance Class --


@ 7:00PM to 9:00PM - Gratis/Free:
Clases de Ingles
ESL Class --


@ 11:00AM - Gratis/Free:
Clases de Arte para Ninos
Art Class for Kids --

@ 11:00AM - Gratis/Free:
Clases de Ingles
English for Beginners Class --

@ 11:00AM - Gratis/Free:
Taller de Son Jarocho
-- un taller completamente abierto a todas las personas - quienes quieran aprender a cantar, bailar, y tocar una musica rica en mezclas africanas, espanolas e indigenas.
Son Jarocho Workshop -- a workshop completely open to EVERYONE who wants to learn how to sing, dance, and play music that reflects African, Indigenous, and Spanish influences.

@ 12:30PM - Gratis/Free:
Son Jarocho para Ninos
Son Jarocho for Kids


@ 8:00AM - Gratis/Free:
Clases de Danza Azteca
Aztec Dance Class

@ 10:00AM to 12:00PM - Gratis/Free:
Clases de Ingles
ESL Class --

@ 11:00AM to 1:00PM - Gratis/Free:
Danzon, Cumbia y Salsa
Danzon, Cumbia and Salsa

El Centro's Mission

El Centro Cultural de Mexico is an alternative space in Santa Ana where the community can find cultural, educational, and artistic activities that strengthen their identities, develop their talents and develop a sense of leadership in their community.
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Community Partners

Community partners are those individuals, artists, musicians, teachers, students, or organizations who would like to use the space, either once, or on a continued basis and who would like to form part of the coalition working towards a community space that supports a popular and cultural movement, making way in the construction of initiatives that can transform our society, from the perspective and the interests of our community. 

If you would like to be a community partner, come to the COMUNIDAD EN ACCION meetings that take place every first Sunday of each month at 10:30 am at el Centro.

Son del Centro

Son del Centro is a group of companeros and camaradas who are students, musicians, activists, dancers, friends and organizers from various parts of Santa Ana, California.

The group was formed to create a space for youth to explore their traditions, creativity and consciousness, through son jarocho music. Inspired by the Jarocho groups from Mexico brought to Southern California by El Centro, this group of youth began attending son jarocho classes about two years ago, and fell in love with the music.

Soon they began performing at different events throughout Orange County. 

Son del Centro MySpace Page

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Supporting El Centro

El Centro is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening cultural-community ties in the United States and Mexico.

In order to move forward with our mission, we accept donations in many forms, for more information about how to support El Centro see our Donation Wish List.

Please send donations to:

El Centro Cultural de Mexico
P.O. Box 11345
Santa Ana, CA 92711-1345

"El Centro es de quien lo trabaja"


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