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November 2018

Corridos: Mexican Ballad Songwriting Workshop-Nov 14-Las Vegas, NV

November 14 @ 6:00 pm
Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 McLeod Dr.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
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RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Corridos-Mexican-Ballad-Songwriting-Workshop-Las-Vegas-NV/events/254716398/ *This workshop will be taught in Spanish "CORRIDOS: Mexican Tragic Ballad Songwriting Workshop" Learn to write an authentic Mexican “corrido” in this free, two‐hour workshop with Juan Díes, co-founder of the GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Nominated Sones de México Ensemble. By the end of this workshop the class will have written an original song in a corrido form. The corrido is a 150‐year-old Mexican ballad tradition that narrates tragic tales based on true events and honors…

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Ballet Folklórico Xochitl 18th Anniversary Celebration

November 17 @ 4:30 pm
Little Village Lawndale High School Campus, 3120 S Kostner Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60623
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Ballet Folklórico Xochitl celebrates its 18th season with "Mexico de Mis Recuerdos", a public performance in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. The show will feature 45 company dancers and a special guest appearance by the GRAMMY-nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble. Our goal is to exhibit our rich and diverse Mexican Heritage through dances from all around Mexico.

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Erendira & Juan: Master Apprentice Duo Recital

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Back of the Yards Coffeehouse & Roastary, 2059 W. 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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Sones de México Ensemble members Juan Dies & Erendira Izguerra present a duet recital to show their work completed under their 2018 IACA Master/Apprentice Grant featuring Mexican folk music for violin, clarinet, saxophone, guitars, and bass. Musician and Executive Director of Sones de Mexico Ensemble, Juan Dies (guitars/bass/voice), and musician Erendira Izguerra (violin/clarinet/sax/voice), will perform selections from various regions in Mexico and showcase their wok together under the 2018 Illinois Arts Council Agency Master/Apprentice Program. Erendira met one-on-one with Juan…

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December 2018

Blues & Sones: Cross Cultural Concert with Billy Branch

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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The Chicago History Museum presents Blues & Sones: Cross Cultural Concerts with Chicago’s Billy Branch and Sones de México Ensemble Two Chicago based GRAMMY® nominated artists will share one stage when Mexican folk music ensemble Sones de México Ensemble joins forces with blues harmonica master Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues at DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. The concert, presented by the Chicago History Museum in support of “Amplified”—a current exhibit on the history of the…

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Blues & Sones: Cross Cultural Concert with Billy Branch

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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The Chicago History Museum presents Blues & Sones: Cross Cultural Concerts with Chicago’s Billy Branch and Sones de México Ensemble Two Chicago based GRAMMY® nominated artists will share one stage when Mexican folk music ensemble Sones de México Ensemble joins forces with blues harmonica master Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. The concert, presented by the Chicago History Museum in support of “Amplified”—a current exhibit on the history of the…

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Family Night: Fiesta Mexicana and Workshops

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Prairie Oak School, 1427 Oak Park Ave
Berwyn, IL 60402
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Sones de México Ensemble and Berwyn North School District 98 present a free night of workshops followed by Fiesta Mexicana, a concert based on our Parent's Choice Award-winning album of the same name. 5pm - 7pm Free workshops with Sones de Mexico Ensemble members • Danza de Viejitos Mask Making Workshop WATCH VIDEO: youtu.be/hTzrax3zOLk • Mexican Percussion Workshop WATCH VIDEO: youtu.be/kTihc7mQsJM • Danza del Sol: Aztec Dance Workshop WATCH VIDEO: youtu.be/G4gPelVMCe0 7pm: Fiesta Mexican interactive family concert. Free and open…

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La Posada (Pilsen)

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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We're celebrating our guitar program graduation with a traditional Christmas posada open to the public. friends, Families and neighbors are welcome! Our graduating students will play seasonal songs with help from members of Sones de México Ensemble. Bring a dish to share: atole, tamales, ponche, cookies, turrón, colación, etc. We'll provide the piñata! Students will also be able to register in person for our Winter class session (starting January 5, 2019), Registration online is also available at sonesdemexico.com/school.

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La Posada (Rogers Park)

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centro Romero, 6216 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL United States
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We're celebrating our guitar program graduation with a traditional Christmas posada open to the public. friends, Families and neighbors are welcome! Our graduating students will play seasonal songs with help from members of Sones de México Ensemble. Bring a dish to share: atole, tamales, ponche, cookies, turrón, colación, etc. We'll provide the piñata! Students will also be able to register in person for our Winter class session (starting January 5, 2019), Registration online is also available at sonesdemexico.com/school.

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