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Grammy Winners and ABC's Grand Hotel Actor Join Advisory Board

It is my distinct pleasure to present the following artists who have committed their time and resources to continuing my families tradition of giving back. Through building personal relationships with each of them, they witnessed first hand the direct impact they could have in our community and beyond.

Tomas Delgado

Founder and Executive Director

Candelas Music and Arts Foundation

Los Lobos at the Candelas Guitar Shop


11 Grammy Nominations

3 Grammy Wins

East LA Chicano Legends

CMAF Advisory Board Members since 2018

Los Lobos recently told a story of their earliest struggles and of their earliest supporter. In the 1970s, it was Candelas Guitar's 2nd generation owner Candelario Delgado. When the band did not have enough money for basic necessities, Candelario would invite them to the shop. It was a safe place for them to jam, get some food, and were given free strings for their instruments! All things they credit to helping them along their musical journey.

Whenever the call has been made, Los Lobos supported Candelas Guitars and their long standing tradition of giving back. Once the foundation was formed, they answered the call for the foundation's first benefit concert with Gaby Moreno!

Gaby at the 14th Annual Latin Grammy-Best New Artist

Gaby Moreno

Latin Grammy Winner-Best New Artist

3 Grammy Nominations


CMAF Advisory Board Member since 2018

Like many visitors, word of mouth led Gaby Moreno to visit the Candelas Guitar shop. The visit led to the foundation's inaugural benefit concert in August 2018. Proceeds raised went to a cause very important to Gaby: rebuilding houses lost in the recent volcano disaster in Guatemala.

Feliz Ramirez-ABC's Hotel Paradise

Feliz Ramirez

ABC's Grand Hotel

NBC's Bull

CMAF Advisory Board Member since 2019

Friends take friends to places they love. Real good friends take them to the Candelas Guitar shop. Feliz was brought to the shop by her friend as the go to place for an instrument. As a recipient of a full scholarship to college, Feliz understands the impact financial support has on aspiring artists. Landing her first acting job at the age of 4 and with a blossoming career ahead, Feliz jumped into CMAF's corner to support!

If you are and artist and would like to know more about serving on our Advisory Board, please contact us via email at

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