Festival de Son Mexicano 2006 at Old Town School of Folk Music

Festival de Son Mexicano will be held Saturday, November 11, 2006 at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.The concerts are at 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM at the American Airlines Concert Hall located at 4544 N Lincoln Ave.

The groups featured are Marimba Nandayapa, José Gutiérrez & Los Hermanos Ochoa & Sones de México. Prices are $22, $20 Old Town School members, $15 seniors and kids.

Festival de Son Mexicano is an international meeting of three prestigious bands who honor the Mexican son tradition. Each band hails from a different region – two from south of the border and one from Chicago – and each possess a distinct style within this diverse genre.

Marimba Nandayapa, now celebrating its 50th year, is one of the most recognized marimba groups in the world. José Gutiérrez & Los Hermanos Ochoa play son jarocho straight from Veracruz, and Chicago’s own Sones De México draw from a vast array of Mexican folkloric traditions.

Mexican Son Workshop & Fandango
Sunday Nov 12, 6pm
$20 (register by Nov 10 and receive a $5 discount)
An evening of hands-on workshops in marimba, guitars, harp, percussion, dance, voice and other instruments. The three hour session will culminate with a traditional fandango, a friendly and fun fiesta/jam session where the members of these three amazing groups will play along with the students to put all their lessons into practice.

Call 773.728.6000 or visit www.ticketweb.com to buy concert tickets or to register for the workshop

Author: World Music Central News Department

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