SONES DE MÉXICO ENSEMBLE will webcast reports from a special daytime concert in the path of the solar eclipse live from Carbondale, Illinois on Monday August 21.Reports begin at 11PM CST via their Facebook page and Facebook Live.
The first 200 people to arrive at 11am will receive free eclipse viewing glasses.
The free concert will take place in Lemus Turley Park, 101 N Glenview in Carbondale, and is hosted by Southern Illinois Culture and Arts in Bilingual Education (SICABE). Music begins at 11AM with Zenen Zeferino from Veracruz, Mexico, appearing with the Encuentro de Jaraneros of the Midwest. After a break to view the eclipse, Sones de México performs at 2PM
The total eclipse begins at precisely 1:21PM and lasts slightly over 2 minutes.
In addition to presenting our signature Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico program, we’ll perform rarely heard selections from our 2013 album 13 B’ak’tun, a celebration of our ancestors through the lens of the Mayan calendar.
“This will actually be the second total solar eclipse that I will witness,” says Juan Díes, co-founder and executive director of Sones de México Ensemble. “When I was 5 years old, I witnessed the 1970 eclipse from my grandfather’s backyard in Mexico City. It is one of the few memories I recall from that early age. Needless to say, I was awed and amazed. Getting the opportunity to perform a concert for it this time around is very exciting.”