Why give to Sones de México Ensemble?

A letter from Executive Director Juan Díes

May 2024

Dear Friends,

Thanks to your support in 2023, we introduced ‘The Black Music of Mexico’ series, with six live performances and a roundtable discussion unveiling the Afro-Mexican Heritage transcending the stage to honor the Afro-Mexican population, a facet often relegated to the sidelines in conversations about Mexico’s ethnic diversity. We developed ¡Canta! Radio Recuerdos” a bimonthly Spanish online singalong club for seniors. We continue expanding and improving our musical and cultural curriculum,  offering over 300 in-person, and over 100 online music classes to 300 students.

2024 marks our 30th anniversary of preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Mexican folk music. As we commemorate this milestone anniversary, we invite you to join us in celebrating the legacy of Sones de México Ensemble by supporting our vision for the future. Your support is crucial in building our organizational capacity and ensuring that we can continue our work as culture champions, reaching new audiences, nurturing emerging talent, and preserving the legacy of Mexican folk music for future generations.

By donating to Sones de México Ensemble, you are investing in the preservation of cultural heritage, the advancement of artistic excellence, and the celebration of diversity and inclusion through the universal language of music. Your generosity will enable us to expand our outreach efforts, enhance our educational programming, and create impactful media content that resonates with audiences near and far. Together, we can inspire a greater appreciation for Mexican folk music, create meaningful cultural experiences, and foster connections that transcend borders and boundaries.

I invite you to be a part of our journey as we strive to make a lasting impact in our communities through music and culture. Your donation, no matter the size, will make a tangible difference in our ability to fulfill our mission and continue our important work as educators and cultural ambassadors.


Juan Díes
Co-founder, Executive Director
Sones de México Ensemble

P.S. Be sure to check out the Sponsor Page of our website to see the names of the many organizations and people just like you who have already supported Sones de México Ensemble.

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Here are some examples of how your donation can help with critical educational, operational and program expenses:


covers the cost of the 30-page textbook we developed to give to our guitar students.


covers one week of lessons for one student in our Music School.


a nice choice for Sones’ 30th Anniversary


covers the cost of one hour of private music instruction for a student.



covers the cost of a half-scholarship for a student in our Music School.


covers the cost of a guitar for one of our students.


covers a full 12-week scholarship for a student in our Music School.


covers a month’s rent at the storage facility for our traditional instrument collection and sound equipment.


covers the cost of a full day of outreach workshops at a school serving over a hundred students.


If you prefer to donate by check, please mail it to:

Sones de México Ensemble
PO Box 13261
Chicago, IL 60613
Call (773) 728-1164 for other options.

Sones de México Ensemble is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote a greater appreciation of Mexican traditional music through world-class performance and education programs. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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