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October 2019

Juan Dies: Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
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Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Mexican folk music but were afraid to ask. Juan Dies is a 2019 USA Fellow, a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, and co-founder/producer of the two-time GRAMMY™ Award Nominated group Sones de Mexico Ensemble, now on its 25th Season. His visit to the Bettendorf Public Library is part of a lecture tour sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Using a map and sound recordings Juan will take you…

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November 2019

Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F Streets, NW Washington, DC 20001 + Google Map
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Sones de Mexico Beyond the Music

Experience a guided tour through Mexico’s folk music regions with music, dance, narration, and multimedia. Different regions of the country have unique instruments, repertoire and techniques rarely heard outside these regions. Some of the styles covered include son jarocho, son huasteco, gusto, son istmeño, chilenas, and a dozen other styles. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about Mexico’s regional folk culture and music. The presentation takes place at the the Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. FREE AND OPEN TO THE…

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