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September 2018

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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Corridos: Mexican Ballad Songwriting Workshop-Sep 30-Los Angeles, CA

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
East Los Angeles Public Library, 4837 E 3rd St.
East Los Angeles, California 90022
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RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Corridos-Mexican-Ballad-Songwriting-Workshop-Los-Angeles/events/254293732/ 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 or subversive tales based…

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October 2018

Corridos: Mexican Ballad Songwriting Workshop-Oct. 13-Chicago IL

October 13 @ 2:00 pm
Rudy Lozano Chicago Public Library, 1800 S Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Corridos-Mexican-Ballad-Songwriting-Workshop-Chicago/events/254715460/ *This workshop will be taught in Spanish ENGLISH (para español ver mas abajo) "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…

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Corridos: Mexican Ballad Songwriting Workshop-Oct 29-Baltimore, MD

October 29 @ 6:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library Patterson Park Branch, 158 N. Linwood Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
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RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Corridos-Mexican-Ballad-Songwriting-Workshop-Baltimore-MD/events/254716104/ *This workshop will be taught in English "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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November 2018

Corridos: Day of the Dead Songwriting Workshop-Nov 3-Evansville, IN

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Angel Mounds State Historic Site, 8215 Pollack Ave.
Evansville, Indiana 47715
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RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Corridos-Mexican-Ballad-Songwriting-Wrkshp-Evansville-IN/events/254294520/ ENGLISH (para español ver mas abajo) *This workshop will be taught in English 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 or subversive tales based on true events and…

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Día de los Muertos Concert and Workshops

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Angel Mounds State Historic Site, 8215 Pollack Ave.
Evansville, Indiana 47715
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Sones de Mexico Ensemble celebrates Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos with a day of activities for kids and adults at the Angel Mounds State Historic Site in Evansville, IN. All activities are free and open to the public. 11:00am: Danza del Sol Workshop 11:30am: Corrido Songwriting Workshop 1:30pm: Viejitos Mask Making for Kids 3:30pm: Día de los Muertos Concert The Corrido Songwriting Workshop is presented with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts. More…

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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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