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Dominican Presents Sones de Mexico and Mexican Folkloric Dance Company

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dominican University’s Performing Arts Center will present on Saturday, October 7 Chicago-based Sones de Mexico Ensemble and the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago. The double bill of music and dance will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, 7900 W. Division Street.

Sones de Mexico was created in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood in 1994 to promote a greater appreciation of the traditional Mexican folk music known as “son.” The ensemble’s repertoire features regional styles, including huapango, gustos, chilenos, and son jarocho, as well as original arrangements of traditional Mexican tunes.

Recipient of Chicago Music Awards in 2015 and 2016 for Best Regional Mexican Entertainer, Sones de Mexico has released six albums and played prestigious venues including the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Nominated for a Grammy and Latin Grammy award, the ensemble has participated in a larger number of cross-cultural projects with classical, Irish, blues, country & western, and jazz musicians. In addition, their shows often include clever arrangements of Bach, Led Zeppelin and Woody Guthrie.

Performing with the ensemble will be the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company, Chicago’s oldest Mexican dance institution. The company has performed for three U.S. presidents and represented Mexico in the 1994 USA World Cup opening ceremony.

Tickets for this performance start at $16. To order tickets, visit the website at events.dom.edu/sones-de-mexico or call the box office at (708) 488-5000.