Friday, May 4
Sunday, February 18, 2018 ♦ 11:00 AM
4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
Sonia De Los Santos was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico and since 2007 has been touring the world, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar, mandolin, and jarana, and lighting up the stage with Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes And Friends.
In 2015 she released her first solo family music album titled Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island (Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award Winner) a collection of songs that reflect her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. This unique collection of old and new songs is a personal, and yet universal, musical story from this soulful and important new voice in family music, and the messages of joyful community music making and cultural bridge building inspire and excite children and grown ups of all backgrounds.
Sonia has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children's music artists you should know” and her music has been featured on NBC's Visiones, Sirius XM's Kids Place Live and WXPN's Kids Corner among others. She has also made numerous appearances as a singer and guitarist on TV shows like ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's The Early Show, and Sprout's The Sunny Side up Show and has performed with her band in renowned venues and festivals such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, The Getty Museum, Austin City Limits, Madison Square Park, Battery Park, Central Park Summer Stage Kids and many more.
Recently, Sonia gave voice to the Spanish version of the acclaimed book/CD Sing To Your Baby (Cántale A Tu Bebé) created by Grammy Award Winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, and has begun pre-production of her second family music album titled Alegría expected to be released in 2018.
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.