Sones de Mexico Ensemble presents 13 BAKTUN
: a celebration of the turning of the Mayan long-count calendar cycle
Saturday, Dec 01, 2012 7:00 PM CST
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
Sones de Mexico Ensemble presents
a spectacular concert experience and light show
13 BAKTUN: a celebration of the turning of the Mayan long-count calendar cycle
End of an Era • New Beginning
Sones de México, a two-time GRAMMY award nominated sextet based in Chicago, will present a spectacular concert and a light show in honor of the 13 Baktun. All ages are welcome. This is a show you will not want to miss!
Baktun is a measure of time in the ancient Maya long-count calendar cycle equivalent to 144,000 days (394 years). The current 13th B'ak'tun will mark the completion of a 5,122 year period in December of 2012. While popular culture portrays it as an apocalyptic “end of times,” the Mayans view it more optimistically and see it as a cause for celebration and renewal. Many Mayan communities in Southeastern Mexico and Guatemala are preparing to make special events and festivals to celebrate the 13 Baktun in December.
Sones de Mexico Ensemble joins the celebration with this 13 Baktun concert on December 1 at the Mayne Stage. It will be a musical homage to the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Mexico as the Ensemble explores new forms of artistic expression with passion for creativity and re-invention.