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September 2017

In Concert at the College of Lake County

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St.
Greyslake, IL 60030 United States
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Sones de México Ensemble visits the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County for a pair of performances. We'll present a full two-set concert performance beginning at 8pm in the Studio Theater. Tickets are required. Earlier that evening we’ll present our FREE lecture/demo program "Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico" at 6:30pm in the Center's Black Box Theater. "Beyond the Music" is a lecture/demo that involves all the members of Sones de…

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7th Annual Day of the Immigrant Concert & Workshop

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center, 375 W. Briarcliff
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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Danza de Viejitos

Sones de México Ensemble joins the 7th Annual Day of the Immigrant event sponsored by the Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project. The all-day event runs from 2 to 11PM. The band will perform an hour long concert beginning at 7PM. They will share the bill with the renowned Grupo Bryndis from Cerritos, San Luis Potosi, Mexico and the cumbia kings La Sonora Dinamita from Cartagena, Colombia. Earlier in the day at 3PM, Sones de México members Juan Díes and Erendira Izguerra…

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Juan Díes: Beyond the Music

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Chicano Resource Center, 4837 E. 3rd Street
East Los Angeles, CA 90022 United States
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Juan Díes, ethnomusicologist and founding member of Sones de México Ensemble, presents a solo version of "Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico." Learn about the forms of music that comes from Mexico's many regions and the cultures that created them in this lecture and demonstration that includes music. Free and open to the public. "Beyond the Music" is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is presented by the Chicano Resource…

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October 2017

Dominican University Performing Arts Center

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dominican University Performing Arts Center, 7900 Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305 United States
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Sones de México Ensemble joins the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago for a special evening celebrating Mexican culture, music and dance. The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago was founded in 1982 by José Luis and Matie Ovalle, its present artistic directors and choreographers. As Chicago's oldest Mexican dance institution, MFDC has received countless recognition and awards, has performed for three presidents and represented Mexico in the 1994 USA World Cup opening ceremony. The company has collaborated with Sones…

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The Mercado on Fifth (Moline, IL Farmers Market)

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mercado on Fifth, 1122 4th Ave
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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Sones de México Ensemble travels to the Quad Cities for an outdoor public concert at the Mercado on Fifth. Mercado on Fifth is a night market that runs every Friday from 5 PM to 9 PM in the Floreciente neighborhood on 5th Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets in Moline. The open-air, multicultural market, features 30-plus food and crafts vendors. This is a free and family friendly event. For more information, visit http://www.mercadoonfifth.com/  

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Juan Díes: Beyond the Music

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley, 338 6th St.
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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Juan Díes, ethnomusicologist and founding member of Sones de México Ensemble, presents a solo version of “Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico.” Learn about the forms of music that comes from Mexico’s many regions and the cultures that created them in this lecture and demonstration that includes music. Free and open to the public. “Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico” is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is…

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Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd
Beloit, WI 53511 United States
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Do you know where Tapatíos, Jarochos, Regios, Chilangos, Calentanos and other regional styles of Mexican music come from? What are the people like who created them, and how did their music, dance and traditions come to be like that? Our Beyond the Music series holds the answers.   Experience a guided tour through Mexico’s folk music regions with lively and informative musical demonstrations by the Ensemble. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Mexico’s regional folk culture and…

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Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City Auditorium, 400 N Hastings Ave
Hastings, NE 68901 United States
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Sones de Mexico Ensemble’s “Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico” QUIZ: Where are Tapatíos, Jarochos, Regios, Chilangos, and Calentanos from? What is their music like, and how did it come to sound like that? Experience a guided tour through Mexico’s folk music regions with our lively and informative multimedia performance presentation. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Mexico’s regional folk culture and music (but were afraid to ask.) ADMISSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE…

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Día de los Muertos Concert (Evanston, IL)

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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The Evanston Starlight Concert Series presents: Concert for the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) with Sones de México Ensemble and guest dancers. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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November 2017

Native Heritage Month: Day of the Dead Concert (Washington, DC)

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
National Museum of the America Indian, 4th St SW & Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Sones de México Ensemble travels to the nation's capital to celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Potomac Atrium of National Museum of the American Indian. The concert will also be webcast live. This collaboration between the Smithsonian Latino Center and the National Museum of the American Indian celebrates Native ancestors and connect with living Native cultures. This program bridges the commemoration of Day of the Dead with the contemporary focus of Native American Heritage Month. Free and open to the public.

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