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July 2018

Corridos: Mexican Ballad Songwriting Workshop

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Brown Farm Historic Site, 115 John Brown Rd,
North Elba, NY 12946
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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 folk heroes. Learn about the history of this tradition and the…

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August 2018

Chicago Hot Dog Fest

August 11 @ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Lincoln Park, Stockton & LaSalle Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
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$5.00

There may be a Chicago Style hot dog, but this fest presented by the Chicago History Museum will take in a wide range of preparations from 14 neighborhood stands across the city. Sones de Mexico Ensemble will take its place among bands from many neighborhoods as well, proudly representing Chicago's Mexican community. The fest takes place at Stockton & LaSalle Drive in Lincoln Park just north of the museum. We are on stage Saturday beginning at 4:45PM, but the fest…

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September 2018

Clases de Guitarra para Niños – Nivel I (Pilsen)

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
St.Ann’s Church, 1840 S Leavitt St,
Chicago, Illinois 60608
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ESPAÑOL ------------ CLASES DE GUITARRA (NIVEL I) para niños y sus papás Ahora los niños de 9 - 14 años pueden aprender a tocar guitarra y a conocer la cultura mexicana con uno de los músicos fundadores del grupo Sones de México Ensemble. ¡Y los padres también se pueden inscribir y aprender sobre la música y la cultura de México junto con sus hijos! Las clases de guitarra para principiantes son los sábados a las 12pm en la Iglesia de…

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Clases de Guitarra para Niños – Nivel I (Rogers Park)

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Centro Romero, 6216 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL United States
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ESPAÑOL --------------- CLASES DE GUITARRA (NIVEL I) para niños y sus papás Ahora los niños de 9 - 14 años pueden aprender a tocar guitarra y a conocer la cultura mexicana con uno de los músicos fundadores del grupo Sones de México Ensemble. ¡Y los padres también se pueden inscribir y aprender sobre la música y la cultura de México junto con sus hijos! Las clases de guitarra para principiantes son los sábados a las 3pm en el Centro Romero…

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¡Que Viva México! Film with live music by Sones de México

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Detroit Institute of the Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Mexican Consulate in Detroit in celebration of Mexican Independence Day. Director Sergei Eisenstein's restored silent film masterpiece "¡Que Viva México!" with live musical accompaniment by Sones de México Ensemble. On a 1927 visit to the Soviet Union to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Diego Rivera met Sergei Eisenstein, a giant of early film making and the director of the groundbreaking silent film "The Battleship Potemkin". Rivera was impressed…

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Corridos: Mexican Ballad Songwriting Workshop-Sep 14-Detroit, MI

September 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Mexicantown Latino Cultural Center, 2835 Bagley Ave, Ste. 600
Detroit, Michigan 48073
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RSVP on Meetup:https://www.meetup.com/Corridos-Mexican-Ballad-Songwriting-Workshop-Detroit-MI/events/254293673/ ENGLISH (para español ver mas abajo) *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…

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El Grito: Mexican Independence Day in Indianapolis

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Garfield Park: Mcalister Center for the Perfoming Arts, 2345 Pagoda Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Sones de México Ensemble will headline the official Indianapolis Mexican Independence Day ceremony. Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day by coming to Garfield Park for food, crafts and music. Enjoy a traditional celebration which includes the glorious “Grito” (shout) that Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla once used to garner support of the people to rise and take arms against their European oppressors, which signaled the beginning of Mexico's war for Independence. The event is sponsored by the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis. Sones de…

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Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blackhawk Middle School, 250 S. Church Rd,
Bensenville, IL 60106
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The Bensenville Community Public Library presents our musical lecture demonstration Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico. 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. THIS FAMILY FRIENDLY PROGRAM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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Corridos: Mexican Ballad Songwriting & Guitar Workshop-Sep 19-Elgin, IL

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave
Elgin, IL
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RSVP on Meetup:https://www.meetup.com/CORRIDOS-Mexican-Songwriting-Guitar-Workshop-Elgin-IL/events/252309323/ 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. Those who own guitars may bring them for a quick lesson on how to play corridos on your guitar. 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…

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Corridos: Mexican Ballad Songwriting Workshop-Sept 22-Richmond, IN

September 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Earlham College, 801 National Rd W.
Richmond, Indiana 47374
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RSVP on Meetup:https://www.meetup.com/Corridos-Mexican-Ballad-Songwriting-Workshop-Richmond-IN/events/254253632/ ENGLISH (para español ver mas abajo) LOCATION: Earlham College - Fine Arts Building Learn to write an authentic Mexican “corrido” in this free, two‐hour workshop (in Spanish) during Earlham's Homecoming Weekend. This workshop is led by Juan Dies (EC’88 Music & SoAn Major) and is part of a 2018 US Corrido Songwriting Tour sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Admission is free and open to the public of all ages.…

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