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Online Master Class: A Musical Geography of Mexico

September 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

You are invited to join Pilsen Center for Cultural & Contemporary Arts’  first annual Back-to-School Virtual Masterclass Series curated and hosted by the best artists and educators in the Chicago-land area and across the USA.
FREE admission with preregistration at www.pilsenccca.org/masterclass-2020
Click the link and sign up to secure your spot and receive access information! Ages 8+.
For this session, two-time GRAMMY-nominated guitarist Juan Dies of Sones de Mexico Ensemble, a specialist in Mexico’s diverse folk music and dance styles will be your guide through Mexico’s rich musical geography. Learn the instruments, repertoire and techniques which lead to these unique styles.
About Juan
Juan Díes is an active musician and co-founder of Sones de México Ensemble, a two-time GRAMMY® nominated performing arts organization established in 1994 to perform, record, teach and promote Mexico’s rich heritage of folk music and dance traditions. He holds an M.A. in folklore/ethnomusicology from Indiana University and has devoted his professional life to presenting, researching, advocating, teaching, producing, and performing traditional music and culture. Juan Díes is an Earlham College Distinguished Alumnus and a United States Artists 2019 Fellow.
A Musical Geography of Mexico is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


September 8, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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