The Bi-National Arts Institute -BNAI- is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality arts education.

With projects on both sides of the US / Mexico border, we cultivate the arts through training, performance and exchange opportunities for the youth and adults of our region.

As a catalyst, the Institute channels the creative expression of music, poetry, film and other media by celebrating our shared human experience across the border.

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Open Invitation to all Singers!

You are invited to join us in the virtual presentation of Proudly Black, performed by La Coral Internacional (The International Chorale) as part of Panama's Bicentennial celebrations!

The Bi-National Arts Institute, in collaboration with The Afro Unidad Movement (www.afrounidad.com)

& Fundacion Arnold Walters, will create a video of music to Proudly Black, poetry by Panamanian Luis A. Greenidge Barker and music by Dr. Lori Keyne.

You can make your own audio file with the use of your cell phone or other sound equipment you may have. This audio file should be of just your voice singing your appropriate part to this acapella choral work based on the above poetry. Follow a musical file that has the correct tempo and other nuances while wearing an earbud and record just your part. Send your audio file to Lori Keyne’s email address (keynel@cochise.edu) by Tuesday, October 12 . All files will be edited together with three accompanying percussionists and solo baritone. This music will accompany a video presentation to be released for Panamanian Independence Day on November 28.

Click the buttons below to learn more or sign up to get involved!

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Proudly Black

Kids Chorus (Ages 7-13)
Fridays 2 P.M.

El Centro Community Center will be hosting a kids chorus, for ages 7-13, every Friday at 2 p.m. for the entire month of October, come join in!

For more information please contact:

Lori Keyne

(520) 678-9067



Come join us at the El Centro Community Center Cafe!

Fridays & Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

3853 S. Towner Ave.

Naco, AZ 85620


El Centro Cafe Now Open!
Fri & Sat 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

El Centro Community Center Goals

At El Centro Community Center we aim to strengthen our community and celebrate our local culture, empower the youth by raising awareness of the interdependence we share. To help increase self confidence by teaching marketable skills and provide a sense of community!

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Do you play an instrument or sing? Do you want to share your art in future concerts, art exhibitions or programs? Would you like to participate in one of our musical ensembles? Local artists from both sides of the border are strongly encouraged to take part in the BNAI programs.

There are also other ways to participate in our mission. New volunteers, supporters, sponsors and donors for existent and new programs will be all welcome!