Sonia De Los Santos was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, and in 2007 started touring the world, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar 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's a 2019 Latin Grammy nominee for Best Latin Music Album for Kids. 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 is touring with her band across the United States promoting the release her second family music album titled ¡Alegría!.
Sonia will be joined by local Mid-South artists for her performances: Calvin J. Barnes II and Alexis Hernandez, Nelson Rodriguez, and Jawaun Crawford from Tropical Fusion Latin Band.
Region of the World Highlighted
Mexico and Latin America
Dia de los Muertos Parade & Festival
After the show, keep the celebration going by joining our partners the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group for the Dia de los Muertos Parade & Festival, where families are invited to honor ancestors and celebrate the cycle of life and death.
11:30am: Parade begins at Overton Square
12:15pm: Parade arrives at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
12:30pm: Community celebration begins at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
The Dia de los Muertos Parade begins in the Tower Courtyard at Overton Square with floats and performers making their way to the plaza at the Brooks Museum beginning at 11:30 am. The community celebration at the Brooks will offer art-making activities, face painting, music — including another chance to see Sonia De Los Santos! — costumed performers, dance performances, food trucks and more!
Admission is free.