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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: Springfield, IL

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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Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

July 19 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Chicago State University, 9501 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60619
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Sones de Mexico Ensemble continues this national NEA funded tour program with this free presentation at Chicago State University in Chicago’s South side, hosted by the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Jazz Academy. Mexico's folk music and dance styles are very diverse and largely unknown outside of Mexico. There is son jarocho, son huasteco, gusto, son istmeño, chilenas, and over thirty other styles. Different regions of the country have unique instruments, repertoire and techniques rarely heard outside these regions. Let the GRAMMY™…

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Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Sones de Mexico Ensemble will give an outdoor presentation of its musical and geographical national tour program with this presentation hosted by the Art Institute of Chicago’s 2nd Annual Block Party. Enjoy live renditions of at as many as 12 different folk music and dance styles from different areas of Mexico, each unique and often unknown outside of its local region. Hear live samples of son jarocho, son huasteco, gusto, son istmeño, chilenas, and a half dozen other styles. Different…

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Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ho Chunk Gaming Black River Falls, W9010 Hwy 54 East
Black River Falls, WI 54615
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$35.00

Sones de México Ensemble joins the The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago for a special evening celebrating Mexican culture, music and dance. The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago was founded in 1982 by José Luis and Matie Ovalle, its present artistic directors and choreographers. As Chicago’s oldest Mexican dance institution, MFDC has received countless recognition and awards, has performed for three presidents and represented Mexico in the 1994 USA World Cup opening ceremony. The company has collaborated with…

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