What is Sones De Mexico?

Sones de México Ensemble is the country’s premier folk music organization specializing in Mexican ‘son’, including the regional styles of huapango, gustos, chilenas, son jarocho, and more.

The group was formed in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood in 1994 to keep the tradition of Mexican ‘son’ alive in its many regional forms. As performers and recording artists, the ensemble has developed and popularized many original arrangements of Mexican traditional tunes through touring the United States and internationally, including such prestigious venues as the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

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Sones de México Ensemble is a 501(c)3 non-for-profit supported in part by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chicago Community Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the generosity of individual donors.

¡Muchas gracias!


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