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July 2019

St. Benedict Fest

July 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Benedict School, 2339 York St, Blue Island, IL 60406
Blue Island, Illinois 60406
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A Catholic School Fundraiser sponsored by the Sánchez family in memory of Gregorio and Josefina Sánchez, a teacher immigrated from Irapuato, Guanajuato in 1914 and whose descendants continue to make a strong impact on the community. All proceeds benefit the students of St. Benedict School. Free Admission Fun for the entire family! Festival starts at 2pm

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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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Free

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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Free

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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Free

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: Art Institute of Chicago

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Art Institute of Chicago – Fullerton Hall, Modern Wing Entrance, 159 E Monroe St
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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Chicago Immigrant Stories II: Finale

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Free

Greek saxophonist and composer Athanasios Zervas and Sones de México Ensemble join Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic for the culmination of this years edition of the CJP's Immigrant Stories project. The concert also features immigrant members of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Argentinian pianist Leandro Lopez Varady, Bulgarian violinist Zara Zaharieva and Lebanese oud player and percussionist Suzanne Osman. The series kicked off with workshop performances by members of the CJP with Athanasios Zervas on January 24 at the National…

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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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August 2019

Navy Pier Quinceañera Concert

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Free

Señioritas quinceañeras, join us for Quinceañera at Navy Pier! On the 17th of August, celebrate your 15th birthday with us and enjoy an unforgettable experience like only Navy Pier has to offer. After meeting in the Crystal Gardens, all participating young ladies will be treated to a free, professional photo to commemorate the occasion, along with one complimentary ticket to ride the Centennial Wheel. Sones de México Ensemble will celebrate along with them by performing a concert at 6:30 (after…

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

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
East Los Angeles Public Library, 4837 E 3rd St.
East Los Angeles, California 90022
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Free

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 9 @ 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
Sauk Valley Community College, 173 IL Route 2, Dixon, Illinois 61021
Dixon, Illinois 61021
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Free

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 Dillon Mall Student Center FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.…

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