Sones de México Ensemble was formed as a quartet in 1994. They added a fifth member later that year and expanded to six members in 1997, a format that they maintain until this day. As older members retired or moved on to other artistic pursuits, a new “second generation” was recruited, starting with Lorena Iñiguez and Zacbe Pichardo in 2003 & 2006 respectively and continuing through 2015, when they were joined by Rudy Piñon and Eric Hines. Juan Díes and Gonzalo Cordova remain as original founding members.

Meet the Band

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Lorena Iñiguez

Zapateado (foot-tapping), Dancer, Vihuela, Jarana, Flute, Ayoyotes (Ankle shakers), Cajon (box drum), Quijada (donkey jaw), claves, and Guiro

Lorena Iñiguez was born in Chicago and began dancing at age six in a dance troupe led by her father. She later joined…

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Zacbe Pichardo

Harp, Marimba, Cajon (box drum), Congas, Bongos, Jarana, Accordion

Zacbé Pichardo is a harpist, marimba and percussion player with the ensemble. He has a composition degree…

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Rudy Piñon

Vocals, Violin, Trumpet, Jarana, Requinto

Rudy Piñon A multi-instrumentalist and member of Sones de Mexico Ensemble, Rudy has been…

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Gonzalo Cordova

Vocals, Guitar

Gonzalo Cordova is an interpreter of music. His background is steeped in traditional and popular Latin music ranging…

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Eric Hines

Drums, Cajon, Guiro, Shakers, Marimba

Dr. Eric Hines is a professional percussionist and educator residing in Chicago, IL. An accomplished performer of…

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Juan Díes

Vocals, Bass, Guitarron

Juan Díes was raised in San Luis Potosi, Mexico where he first developed a passion for music, learning to play the guitar at age six. At age 18, he..