Special Presentation for Educators and Librarians by Sonia De Los Santos: An artist’s journey in creating culturally relevant songs for families.
Sonia De Los Santos will be joined by her band: Martín Vejarano, Sinuhé Padilla, Elena Moon Park and George Sáenz in an open discussion about their journey creating culturally relevant songs for families. The conversation will include topics like: exploring our own stories, making resources available for children and educators, music composition across different Latin American genres, instrumentation and instrument making, and a brief workshop on the Mexican Traditional dance- the zapateado.
Sonia De Los Santos was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. She started touring the world as a musician in 2007, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar, mandolin, and jarana, and lighting up the stage with Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes And Friends. Sonia studied musical theater at Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City and holds a BS in Communications from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
10:00-11:00 am - Family Fun Free Concert: Sonia De Los Santos
12:30 -1:30 pm - Special Presentation for Educators and Librarians by Sonia De Los Santos
Program directed to Educators and Librarians. Illinois K-12 teachers are eligible to receive ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH). Others are eligible to receive General University Continuing Education units (CEU).