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September 2019

Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico

September 16 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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In Concert: College of Lake County

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
College of Lake County James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, Illinois 60030
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$5 – $20

Sones de México Ensemble visits the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County. Formed in the artistic heart of Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood, Sones de México Ensemble is the country’s premier Mexican folk music organization. Grammy-nominated and voted “Best Latin Entertainer” at the Chicago Music Awards (2015-2018), the group is helmed by co-founder and ethnomusicologist Juan Díes, who was recently awarded a USA Fellowship. With an impassioned mission to share folk and traditional music…

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In Concert: St. John’s Episcopal Church

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3857 N Kostner Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60641
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Formed in the artistic heart of Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood, Sones de México Ensemble is the country’s premier Mexican folk music organization. Grammy-nominated and voted “Best Latin Entertainer” at the Chicago Music Awards (2015-2018), the group is helmed by co-founder and ethnomusicologist Juan Díes, who was recently awarded a USA Fellowship. With an impassioned mission to share folk and traditional music and culture through innovative performance and education, the acclaimed musicians interweave song, dance and storytelling to create a cross-cultural…

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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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Día de los Muertos Concert

October 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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The City of Evanston Parks Recreation and Community Centers presents a family friendly Day of the Dead Celebration. Enjoy a puppet show, costume parade, art stations for making ofrendas, Mexican food & beverages plus a CONCERT for the Day of the Dead by Sones de México Ensemble and guest dancers. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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November 2019

Sones de México Ensemble’s 25th Anniversary Gala

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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SAVE THE DATE! The Board of Directors of Sones de México Ensemble invite you to join us in Chicago's historic Pilsen neighborhood to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the band that became the leading Mexican Folk Music organization in the nation. Enjoy a gourmet Mexican meal, cocktails, good conversation, networking and the honoring of this year's "Keeper of Culture" award recipient. And, of course, MUSIC by Sones de México Ensemble! More details coming soon. Stay tuned!

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December 2019

Serenata a la Virgen de Guadalupe

December 11 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Epiphany Roman Catholic Church, 2524 S Keeler Ave, Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois 60623
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Sones de México Ensemble visits Chicago's La Villita (Little Village) neighborhood to perform a traditional serenade to the Virgin of Guadalupe to celebrate this important Mexican religious holiday. This special concert is free and open to the public.

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