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April 2017

Corrido: Mexican Tragic Ballad Songwriting Workshop

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave
Elgin, IL
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  Corrido is a Mexican ballad tradition that dates back to the 19th Century and that continues to be one of the most popular forms of Mexican music today. Corridos are narrative poems that often celebrate the lives of regular people who show courage in the face of tragic situations, violence and death. Learn to write an authentic Mexican "corrido" in this free, two-hour workshop taught in English with some musical examples in Spanish. The workshop will be led by…

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May 2017

Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Des Moines Performing Arts, 221 Walnut Street
De Moines, IA
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Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert is a fun and engaging program based on the Parent's Choice Award-winning Sones de México Ensemble album "Fiesta Mexicana: Mexican Songs & Stories for Niños & Niñas and Their Mamas & Papas". It's an interactive show with music, dance and stories for the whole family. We'll be performing for local school groups and home school children and parents. For tickets contact Karoline Myers, Education Manager (515) 246-2356 KarolineM@DesMoinesPerformingArts.org We'll present two shows on May 1 and…

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Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4300 Beaver Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310 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 live demonstrations by the Ensemble. 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 PUBLIC. Sponsored…

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Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Des Moines Performing Arts, 221 Walnut Street
De Moines, IA
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Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert is a fun and engaging program based on the Parent's Choice Award-winning Sones de México Ensemble album "Fiesta Mexicana: Mexican Songs & Stories for Niños & Niñas and Their Mamas & Papas". It's an interactive show with music, dance and stories for the whole family. We'll be performing for local school groups and home school children and parents. For tickets contact Karoline Myers, Education Manager (515) 246-2356 KarolineM@DesMoinesPerformingArts.org We'll present two shows on May 1 and…

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Cinco de Mayo Concert: Beyond the Music

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Millennium Plaza, 21 S. Stolp Ave.
Aurora, IL 60505
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Sones de México Ensemble presents "Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico" for First Fridays Downtown Aurora on Cinco de Mayo! Experience a guided tour through Mexico's folk music regions with live (and lively!) demonstrations by the Ensemble. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Mexico's regional folk culture and music (but were afraid to ask.) This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Join us as we celebrate…

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Danza de Viejitos: Family Mask Making Workshop

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517 United States
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Members of Sones de México Ensemble bring our popular children's educational program to the Woodridge Public Library. We'll teach children how to make a mask out of paper plates and tell them about the traditions of the Pur'hepecha people of Michoacan. At the conclusion, they'll lead everyone in the the dance of "old people" (viejitos), where they can wear their masks. Learn more about this outreach program here: http://sonesdemexico.com/viejitos/ FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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