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February 21, 2025 Des Moines Civic Center

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Grades K-3

¡Hola! It's fiesta time and everyone's invited! Sunny songstress Sonia De Los Santos is hosting a party at the Des Moines Civic Center, and her musical friends are arriving from all over Iowa to join in the fun. Everyone’s brought an instrument from their homeland and is ready to sing, dance and celebrate each other’s heritage and culture. Who will Sonia perform with in Des Moines?  
About Sonia 
Sonia De Los Santos was born with a smile on her face (that's what her mom says) in Monterrey, Mexico and has been singing in Spanish and English for audiences of all ages since 2007, when she joined the Grammy Award® winning group Dan Zanes and Friends. 

As a solo artist, she has released three family music albums: Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island, ¡Alegría! and Esperanza. It’s hard not to smile when she’s sharing some of her favorite things - migrating birds, friendship, chocolate, and anecdotes about growing up in Mexico and realizing her childhood dream of moving to New York. Her songs are inspired by various Latin American rhythms like huapango, cumbia, salsa and festejo, as well as the North American folk traditions from the United States. 

Sonia has been nominated for a Latin Grammy® and hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know” and "Best Latin Children's Music”, and has earned special recognition with her band, performing at renowned venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, The Getty Museum, The National Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and many more.  


Social Studies, Music


Teachers will recieve teacher resources 4-6 weeks before the performance. 


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Friday, February 21, 2025 10:00 AM    
Friday, February 21, 2025 12:00 PM    

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