Sones de Mexico Ensemble Announces Summer/Fall 2011 Tour Dates

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Two-time GRAMMY Award Nominee Sones de Mexico Ensemble Announces Summer/Fall 2011 Tour Dates

July 16: Melrose Park, IL - Bataan Park
July 17: Long Grove, IL - Sunset Foods Pavilion on Fountain Square
July 27: Chicago, IL - Moe's Cantina
August 6: Elgin, IL - Wing Park Band Shell
August 14: Chicago, IL - Millennium Park
August 19: Beloit, WI - Riverside Park
August 21: Des Plaines, IL - Prairie Lakes Community Center Auditorium
August 27: Bolingbrook, IL - Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex (BRAC)
August 31: Chicago, IL - Moe's Cantina
September 1: Chicago, IL - Grant Park's Spirit of Music Garden
September 16: Chicago, IL - Moe's Cantina
September 17: Aurora, IL - North River Street Park
September 18: Waukegan, IL - The College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus
September 19: Vernon Hills, IL - The College of Lake County Southlake Campus Student Center
September 25: Grayslake, IL - The College of Lake County James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Theatre
September 27: Bethlehem, PA - The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks Campus
September 29: Castleton, VT - Castleton State College Casella Theater
September 29: Castleton, VT - Castleton State College Casella Theater
September 29: Castleton, VT - Castleton State College Casella Theater
October 8: Janesville, WI - The Janesville Performing Arts Center
October 15: Cicero, IL - The Olympic Theatre
November 5: Wilwaukee, WI - Frontier Airlines Center
November 19: Chicago, IL - Benito Juarez Community Academy Performing Arts Center
November 20: Chicago, IL - The National Museum of Mexican Art

Two-time GRAMMY Award Nominee Sones de Mexico Ensemble announces Summer/Fall 2011 tour dates and will be hitting the road in support of their latest release entitled VIVA LA REVOLUCION! The groups fifth album is an upbeat celebration; a musical tribute to the 100th anniversary of The Mexican Revolution. Included in the live set are classic revolutionary songs from the early 20th Century, contemporary tributes to this historical period as well as familiar songs from their previous albums FIESTA MEXICANA, ESTA TIERRA ES TUYA, FANDANGO ON 18TH STREET, and QUE FLOREZCA.

Expect a dynamic show with tasty arrangements of traditional Mexican folk tunes and clever experiments with Bach, Led Zeppelin, Woody Guthrie and Buck Owens, lush three-part harmonies, and many instrumental colors as the multi-instrumentalist group works its way through a collection of over 30 string, wind and percussion instruments: harps, fiddles, marimba, guitars of all sizes and shapes, and even a donkey-jaw! There is colorful dancing with beautiful costume changes, and continuous leaps to different Mexican music styles: from an Aztec dance to a toe-tapping polka to a melodic huapango.

ABOUT SONES DE MEXICO ENSEMBLE CHICAGO: Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY Nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble Chicago is a 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 songs. 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". The ensemble is also committed to teaching and has a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to quality education programs for children and adults of all ages. All band members reach out to young and old with award winning educational programs nationwide.

For updated concert listings, please visit the Sones de Mexico Ensemble Chicago Website at: http://www.sonesdemexico.com

Sones de Mexico Ensemble is also online at: http://www.facebook.com/sonesdemexico and YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/sonesdemexico

For More Information Contact:

W. Kelly Milionis, Consultant
PUBLICITY | MARKETING | PROMOTION
New York Phone: 646-413-8687
Los Angeles Phone: 310-739-4351

Juan Dies
Executive Director, Producer
SONES DE MEXICO ENSEMBLE, INC.
PO Box 13261
Chicago, IL 60613
773-728-1164
URL: http://www.sonesdemexico.com

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