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Even if you don't understand the words, the jovial music of Sones de Mexico Ensemble is enough to pick up your spirits.

This sextet specializing in son, a rich and lively Mexican musical traditional form, was founded in the mid-1990s by talented multi-instrumentalists. In just a few years it established itself as one of the premier Mexican Folk music groups in Chicago, playing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as in local schools.

Like their compatriots at the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago, the musicians of Sones de Mexico send audiences on a journey through time and over distance. Through its vast repertoire of instruments and songs styles, the band shows listeners the roots of Mexico's mestizo culture in Native American, Spanish, and African music.

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Listen to Sones de Mexico play for the dancers of the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago on Arts Across Illinois: CenterStage in 2001.

 

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Sones de Mexico are good neighbors.

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Another view of Sones de Mexico in front of a neighborhood mural.

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A traditional costume.

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"Los Milagros" The miracles of music.

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Sones de Mexico and a few of the instruments they have mastered.

 

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