Concert of Sones de Mexico and Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago October 23, 2009 Date of Event: October 23, 2009 Photos taken by: David Zwier ’12 Sones de Mexico formed in 1994 to keep the tradition of Mexican “son” alive in its many regional forms, true to its roots and old masters, and current and fresh at the same time. In 2008, Sones de Mexico was a Grammy Award Nominee for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album, and in 2007, it received a Latin Grammy Award Nominee for Best Folk Album. Sones de Mexico, a unique ensemble of seasoned Mexican folk musicians and educators that hails from Chicago, performed with the Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago in Sauder Concert Hall on Friday, Oct. 23 The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago was founded in 1982 by Jose Luis and Matie Ovalle, its present artistic directors and choreographers. As Chicago’s oldest Mexican dance institution, MFDC has received countless recognitions and awards, including performing for three presidents and representing Mexico in the 1994 USA World Cup opening ceremony, as well as multiple television performances. An extensive repertoire presented in lavish costumes, worn by young, energetic dancers make the program an exciting, yet educational experience designed to satisfy the intellectual mind of the avid learner as well as the adventurous taste of the show seeker.