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September 2019

In Concert: St. John’s Episcopal Church

September 27, 2019 @ 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, 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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Día de los Muertos Concert

October 27, 2019 @ 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

Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

November 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F Streets, NW Washington, DC 20001 + Google Map
Free
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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Día de los Muertos with Maru Montero Dance Company

November 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F Streets, NW Washington, DC 20001 + Google Map
Free

Sones de Mexico Ensemble and Maru Montero Dance Company perform a special concert celebrating Día de los Muertos. Celebrate the Day of the Dead with live music, Mexican folk dance, artist demonstrations and art workshops. The concert and workshops takes place in the Kogod Courtyard. Free and open to the public.

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Sones de México Ensemble’s 25th Anniversary Gala

November 14, 2019 @ 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

Concierto Guadalupano

December 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Procopius Church, 1641 S Allport Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608
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Come and sing with us to celebrate one of Mexico’s high holidays for the season. In Mexico, the pilgrimages and the tradition of singing and dancing to the Virgin of Tepeyac (aka Our Lady of Guadalupe) transcends religion; it is a symbol of Mexican Culture that predates Christianity and dates back to the worship of mother goddess Tonantzin. The concert will include a selection of Aztec dances, Catholic chants, and Regional “rancheras” and “son jarocho” observant of the holiday. This…

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Serenata a la Virgen de Guadalupe

December 11, 2019 @ 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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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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