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May 2019

Benefit Performance for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Library, 190 S LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60603
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Celebrate immigrant children, their resilience, and their human rights at the annual Chicago fundraiser for the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights. The Grammy-Nominated Sones de México Ensemble joins Stand Up Comic Meghana Indurti, and Young Center Founder and Executive Director Maria Woltjen. The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights protects and advances the rights and best interests of immigrant children according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law. The Young Center is a…

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July 2019

Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LIncoln Home National Historic Site, 426 S 7th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
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Fiesta Mexicana is an interactive concert for kids and their parents based on our Parents Choice Award-winning album of the same name. The program includes songs, storytelling and interactive games between the songs that are delivered in English and Spanish. The group embarks on a journey through Mexican music and the magic world that surrounds it. Children begin by learning about the four sacred elements of nature for the Aztecs: Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. Then they learn songs about…

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Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
LIncoln Home National Historic Site, 426 S 7th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
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The Lincoln Home National Historic Site presents our lively and informative musical lecture demonstration Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico. Experience a guided tour through Mexico’s folk music regions with music, dance, narration, and multimedia. Learn about regional styles like Tapatíos, Jarochos, Regios, Chilangos, and Calentanos and the people that created them. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about Mexico’s regional folk culture and music. THIS FAMILY FRIENDLY PROGRAM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. It…

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Chicago Immigrant Stories II: Finale

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Free

Greek saxophonist and composer Athanasios Zervas and Sones de México Ensemble join Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic for the culmination of this years edition of the CJP's Immigrant Stories project. The concert also features immigrant members of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Argentinian pianist Leandro Lopez Varady, Bulgarian violinist Zara Zaharieva and Lebanese oud player and percussionist Suzanne Osman. The series kicked off with workshop performances by members of the CJP with Athanasios Zervas on January 24 at the National…

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