Artist Bio

Juan Díes

(Bio as of January 2020)

Juan Díes (Musician) is co-founder of Sones de México Ensemble, a two-time Grammy Award-nominated performing arts organization established in 1994 to perform, record, teach and promote Mexico’s rich heritage of folk music and dance traditions. He holds an M.A. in folklore/ethnomusicology from Indiana University and has devoted his professional life to presenting, researching, advocating, teaching, producing, and performing traditional music and culture.  Díes is an Earlham College Distinguished Alumnus and a United States Artists 2019 Fellow.