The 1st Annual Festival de Sones is a 4 day event that highlights the Son genre of Mexico, a fusion of indigenous (primarily Huastecan), Spanish, and African styles found on the Caribbean coast. It is a genre that reflects the population which evolved in the region from Spanish colonial times.
The instruments most commonly associated with Son are Jarana, Requinto, Harp, Pandero, CajÃ³n, and Quijada (an instrument made of a donkey or horse jawbone). More modern forms include congas and electric bass. The group Quetzal from Los Angeles has even fused it with R&B and Rock. Some popular groups who have incorporated this lesser known Mexican style include Cafe Tacuba, Ozomatli, and Zack de la Rocha.
9-17 Friday Night Showcase Featuring: Quetzal,
Chicago Sones Collective (debut), and Fandanguero
Friday, September 17 2010
Logan Square Auditorium 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd.