Part of the 'Indigenous Voices' Colloquium:
Sones de Mexico, Chicago’s premier folk music ensemble specializing in Mexican ‘son’ including the regional styles of huapango, gustos, chilenas, son jarocho, and more.
The group formed in 1994 to keep the tradition of Mexican ‘son’ alive in its many regional forms. As a performer and recording artist, the ensemble has developed and popularized many original arrangements of Mexican traditional tunes touring mostly in the Midwest, East Coast and Southern U.S. Some of its original work has experimented cross-culturally with symphonic, Irish, folk, C&W, jazz, and rock music, though never abandoning its roots in Mexican son.
Also a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, the ensemble is committed to teaching. The ensemble members reach out to young and old with many of its educational programs nationwide.
For more information, or special accommodations, please contact the Area Studies office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 331-8110.