Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico
July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sones de Mexico Ensemble will give an outdoor presentation of its musical and geographical national tour program with this presentation hosted by the Art Institute of Chicago’s 2nd Annual Block Party.
Enjoy live renditions of at as many as 12 different folk music and dance styles from different areas of Mexico, each unique and often unknown outside of its local region. Hear live samples of son jarocho, son huasteco, gusto, son istmeño, chilenas, and a half dozen other styles.
Different regions of the country have unique instruments, repertoire and techniques. The GRAMMY™ nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble owns a vast collection of folk instruments and is a specialist in the performance of these regional styles. Let them be your guide as we explore Mexico’s musical geography. They will speak about what to listen for in the major regional styles and take questions form the audience at the end.
Free with museum admission. Discounted tickets available until July 20. Open to the public.
This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.