Viva Mexico:

Live Film Score

Mexican folk sextet Sones de México creates and performs a unique original score for the 1930s film “¡Que Viva Mexico!” Produced by Upton Sinclair, the 1931 film was shot by pioneer Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein and uses dramatic elements of surrealism and expressionism to document the history of Mexico’s peasant uprising and the Mexican Revolution of 1910 that inspired Russia’s own revolution in 1917. The scenes span different regions of Mexico including Oaxaca and Chiapas. Sones de México Ensemble will perform this film score live using regional folk music from those areas.