Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

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 […]

Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

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 […]

Juan Díes: Beyond the Music

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 […]

The Mercado on Fifth (Moline, IL Farmers Market)

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 […]

Dominican University Performing Arts Center

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 […]

In Concert at the College of Lake County

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 […]

Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

  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?   Experience a guided tour through Mexico’s folk music regions with live demonstrations by the […]

Beyond the Music: Diego Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Sones de México Ensemble celebrates Mexican Independence Day with a concert at the famous Diego Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of the Arts. The Detroit Industry fresco cycle was conceived by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera as a tribute to the city’s manufacturing base and labor force of the 1930s. Rivera completed the twenty-seven panel […]

Benefit for Casa Aztlán

Sones de México Ensemble returns to the Pilsen neighborhood for a benefit concert to support community organization Casa Aztlán. The theme of the event is “Re-imagining Casa Aztlan on 18th Street”. Acknowledging the strengths of Mexican families, Casa Aztlán seeks to sustain the strong cultural identity of the Pilsen community by organizing and educating residents […]

Mexico en el Corazón with Ballet Folklórico of Guadalajara

NAIMA and FEDEJAL is proud to present, in a Millennium Park premiere, directly from Jalisco, The Ballet Folklórico of Guadalajara. Sones de México Ensemble joins Ballet Folklórico de Guadalajara, Mariachi Juvenil Colotlan and Mariachi Herencia de Mexico at Pritzker Pavilion of Millennium Park for a celebration of the dances and music from Jalisco, the birthplace […]