Corridos: Mexican Ballad Songwriting Workshop (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 […]

Corridos: Taller de Baladas tréagicas mexicanas (en Español)

Aprende a escribir un “corrido” original en este taller gratuito de 2 horas con Juan Díes, co-fundador de Sones de México Ensemble, nominados a los premios GRAMMY™ y Latin GRAMMY. En este taller los estudiantes ayudarán a escribir un corrido original basado en un hecho local. El corrido es una tradición musical mexicana de mas […]

Corridos: Mexican Ballad Songwriting Workshop (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 […]

Juan Díes and Erendira Izguerra

Sones de México Ensemble members Juan Dies & Erendira Izguerra present a duet recital to show their work completed under their 2017 IACA Master/Apprentice Grant featuring Mexican folk music for violin, clarinet, guitars, and bass. Musician and Executive Director of Sones de Mexico Ensemble, Juan Dies (guitar/bass/voice), and musician Erendira Izguerra (violin/clarinet/voice), will perform selections […]

Día de los Muertos Concert (Evanston, IL)

The Evanston Starlight Concert Series presents: Concert for the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) with Sones de México Ensemble and guest dancers. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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 […]

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 […]