Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico
July 19 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Sones de Mexico Ensemble continues this national NEA funded tour program with this free presentation at Chicago State University in Chicago’s South side, hosted by the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Jazz Academy.
Mexico’s folk music and dance styles are very diverse and largely unknown outside of Mexico. There is son jarocho, son huasteco, gusto, son istmeño, chilenas, and over thirty other styles. Different regions of the country have unique instruments, repertoire and techniques rarely heard outside these regions.
Let the GRAMMY™ nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble, a specialist in these regional styles, be your guide in this special lecture/demo on Mexico’s musical geography. They will speak about what to listen for in the major regional styles, give live demonstrations on as many as 12 different regional musical styles from Mexico and take questions form the audience.
Admission is free and open to the public.
This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.