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Roundtable Discussion: The Black Music of Mexico

October 11, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Online Event (via Zoom)

Roundtable Discussion

The Black Music of Mexico moderated by Dr. Eric Hines, DMA, with guest panelists.

Dr. Hines is a distinguished percussionist and educator based in Chicago. He has been the drummer in Sones de Mexico Ensemble since 2015. With a versatile mastery of classical, jazz, Caribbean, Brazilian, Mexican, and popular percussion, Eric is not only a renowned performer but also a bandleader, leading the captivating Caribbean jazz ensemble, Eric Hines & Pan Dulce, a staple in the vibrant Chicago music scene. Beyond performing, Eric is a sought-after clinician in concert, marching, and world percussion, sharing his knowledge at prestigious events and institutions globally.

In Chicago, Eric is a dedicated faculty member of Ravinia’s Jazz Mentors program and The People’s Music School, where he directs Wind Ensemble, teaches Applied Percussion, and imparts Music Theory. Eric holds a DMA and MM from the University of Arizona and a BME from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana.

“Our aim is to promote an informed awareness of the African root of Mexico and the profoundly significant role that Afromexicans have played in the formation of the contemporary Mexican identity. For musicians and artists, Africa’s ancestral heart beats strongly in the soundscape of Mexico, but sadly, Afromexican presence is often underrepresented in conversations on Mexican history and culture. We invite our community to join us as we gaze through the lens of Mexican regional music to admire and celebrate Blackness in all aspects of Mexican society. Music is a truthful expression of the human experience, and we hope this series will inspire unity and love throughout our diverse Chicago neighborhoods.” – Eric Hines

No registration necessary. Join us on Zoom at the following link: https://mex.how/afromex


October 11, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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