Together they will offer a recital on March 21 (7pm) at Old Town School of Folk Music (4545 N. Lincoln Ave. - Chicago).
Concert will tell the story of the St. Patrick’s Battalion, Irish immigrants who fought on the side of Mexico during the Mexican-American War of 1846-48.
Two highly respected Chicago organizations, each representing a community with deep immigrant roots, will share one stage when Mexican folk music ensemble. Sones de México joins forces with Seán Cleland and The Irish Music School of Chicago Faculty.
The concert will use the fiddles, harps, accordions, foot tapping and voices of Irish jigs and Mexican son to tell the little-known story of Los San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion. Alex E. Chávez, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Institute for Latino Studies Fellow at the University of Notre Dame and an accomplished musician with Los Condenados Huastecos and Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta, is a consultant on the project.
The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago and other special guests to be announced will also participate in the concert. This concert is made possible in part by a grant from The Joyce Foundation. Media Sponsors include the Irish American News, Arte y Vida Chicago and Chicagomusic.org. Tickets: $30 General Public, $28 Old Town School Members. Box Office & info: (773) 728-6000, www.oldtownschool.org.
Photo: Sones de Mexico
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