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The Black Music of Mexico
October 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Sones de México Ensemble, a two-time Grammy Award-nominated Mexican folk music non-profit organization founded in 1994 and promoter of deep dives into Mexican culture, introduces “The Black Music of Mexico” series. This captivating series of live performances and conversations will explore the presence of African culture in Mexico. The musicians in the ensemble will spotlight the profound influence of Black individuals on the country’s vibrant history and current culture with the aim of finding common ground and promote kinship between Chicago’s Black and Mexican communities.
The series transcends the stage to honor the Afro-Mexican population, a facet often relegated to the sidelines in conversations about Mexico’s ethnic diversity.
African-influenced styles of Mexican music to be explored include son jarocho, mariachi, Chilenas, and son de artesa.