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December 2018

La Posada (Rogers Park)

December 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centro Romero, 6216 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL United States
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We're celebrating our guitar program graduation with a traditional Christmas posada open to the public. friends, Families and neighbors are welcome! Our graduating students will play seasonal songs with help from members of Sones de México Ensemble. Bring a dish to share: atole, tamales, ponche, cookies, turrón, colación, etc. We'll provide the piñata! Students will also be able to register in person for our Winter class session (starting January 5, 2019), Registration online is also available at sonesdemexico.com/school.

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August 2019

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

August 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
East Los Angeles Public Library, 4837 E 3rd St.
East Los Angeles, California 90022
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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 Chicano Resource Center at the East Los Angeles Library is part of a lecture tour sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Using a map and…

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September 2019

Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico

September 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Western Michigan University, Dorothy U. Dalton Center Recital Hall, 1903 Western Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
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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 Dorothy U. Dalton Center Recital Hall, 1903 Western Michigan Ave.…

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Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
College of Lake County Southlake Campus, 1120 S Milwaukee Ave.
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
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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 College of Lake County's Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills, IL.…

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Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico

September 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus, 33 N Genesee St.
Waukegan, Illinois 60085
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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 College of Lake County's Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan, IL This…

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October 2019

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

October 17, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

Christmas Posada in Pilsen!

December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Holy Trinity Croation Roman Catholic Church, 1850 S Throop St.
Chicago, Illinois 60608
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Join Sones de México Ensemble in Chicago's historic Pilsen neighborhood for a Christmas Posada for the whole family! Featuring members of Sones de Mexico Ensemble and a recital by graduating students from our Mexican Guitar School. We will have a Christmas carol singalong, a piñata, and certificates for the graduates. Bring a dish to share: atole, tamales, cookies, ponche… The event is free and open to the public: friends, families and neighbors are welcome!

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Christmas Posada in Rogers Park, Chicago

December 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Centro Romero, 6216 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL United States
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Join Sones de México Ensemble in Chicago's historic Rogers Park neighborhood for a Christmas Posada for the whole family! Featuring members of Sones de Mexico Ensemble and a recital by graduating students from our Mexican Guitar School. We will have a Christmas carol singalong, a piñata, and certificates for the graduates. Bring a dish to share: atole, tamales, cookies, ponche… The event is free and open to the public: friends, families and neighbors are welcome!

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September 2020

Online Master Class: A Musical Geography of Mexico

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

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November 2020

Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico

November 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online Event
Free

Sones de Mexico Ensemble and Miami University Ohio present a special live stream version of our signature "Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico" program on Zoom. 5:00 PM central / 6:00 PM easten time. Experience a guided tour through Mexico’s folk music regions with music, narration, and multimedia. Different regions of the country have unique instruments, repertoire, and techniques rarely heard outside these regions. Styles covered include son jarocho, son huasteco, gusto, son istmeño, chilenas, and a dozen…

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