Sonia De Los Santos will show how the songs of her native Mexico have enriched her life in the United States, and vice versa. ― The New York Times
It’s no surprise that the family-friendly music of Mexican singer-songwriter Sonia De Los Santos ignites instant happiness. After all, the title of her 2018 album, ¡Alegria!, is Spanish for “joy,” and we can always stand to have more joy in our lives. Specializing in bilingual Spanish and English songs that captivate children, parents and grandparents alike, De Los Santos’s tunes blend Latin American styles from Mexico, Peru and Colombia. Her fresh, upbeat live performances transform songs about butterfly migration and feeling grateful for your family into dance-in-your-seat fun. On this tour, De Los Santos will showcase new songs from her 2021 album, Esperanza, which is Spanish for something else we can always use more of—hope.
Purdue Convocations is honored to host Sonia De Los Santos and her ensemble as the 2022 Outreach Artist-in-Residence. In this capacity, De Los Santos will visit area schools, share stories, music and inspiration with P-12 students, connect with Purdue students in formal and informal settings, and offer a free public engagement to the Greater Lafayette community.