Winners of Songs of the L.A. River Project

The Los Angeles River continues to be an inspiration for musicians, as we received tons of submissions for the Songs of the L.A. River Project. L.A. based youths aged 6-18 were inspired to write songs ranging in genre from hip-hop, acoustic folk, and classic guitar rock--live from the parents' back yard.

After much deliberation, we've chosen three winning entries and one honorable mention. These artists will perform their song with Grammy Award-winning band Ozomatli at the Los Angeles River Day of Service Jamz Concert on Saturday, April 30th at the Rio de Los Angeles State Park.


And now...the winners!

The Lil' Rattlesnakes - Clean It, Green It, LA River Song
Students from Ms. Bacall's 3rd Grade class at Newcastle Elementary in Reseda sing a simple folk hymn that hopes for a greener river where families can enjoy the wonders of the natural habitat.

Lil' Rattlesnakes - Clean It, Green It, LA River Song by KCET Departures


The Congregation - Los Angeles River
Students from the Boyle Heights Youth Technology Center deliver their message about the possibilities of the L.A. River.

The Congretation - Los Angeles River by KCET Departures


Broken English - Concrete Veins
High school buddies perform a moody but upbeat song depicting the fading dreams around the L.A. River.

Honorable Mention:

Lyla - Float On

Stay tuned as we share more outstanding entries in the coming weeks!

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