Sones De México Ensemble
Sones de México Ensemble has specialized in performing, recording and teaching regional Mexican folk music traditions since 1994, with a collection of over 80 musical instruments. With six albums and two GRAMMY™ nominations under their belt, The Chicago Tribune says "[They] move seamlessly between styles and instruments, playing with rock 'n' roll energy without sacrificing cultural authenticity." Sones de México Ensemble has toured coast-to-coast, performing at The Getty Villa Museum in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, Millennium Park in Chicago and as far as Beijing, China. They have also been featured on National Public Radio and on The Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.
Their concerts entertain the senses and illuminate the mind, and through their own non-profit organization they have taught thousands of school children and adults across the nation about the riches of Mexican music, dance and culture. The sextet is presently formed by multi-instrumentalists and singers: Juan Díes, Lorena Iñiguez, Zacbé Pichardo, Gonzalo Córdova, Eric Hines, and Rudy Piñon.