Danza de Viejitos: Family Mask Making Workshop

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), […]

Cinco de Mayo Concert: Beyond the Music

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 […]

Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert

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 […]

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 live demonstrations by the Ensemble. Find out everything you […]

Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert

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 […]

Corrido: Mexican Tragic Ballad Songwriting Workshop

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 […]