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This ridge, consisting of low, rolling hills, runs for about 500 km in the direction from west-southwest to east-northeast, from the area of the Brest region, which is close to the border of Poland to the Russian town of Smolensk.
The geological constitution of the ridge is mostly moraine loams with added glacial and alluvial sediments.
The ridge itself is divided in sections called "uplands." These uplands are created by various river valleys that cut through the entire ridge. The ten uplands are (in sequence of west to east):
Neman River valley
Daugava and Vitsebsk-Nevel uplands
a final group of uplands along the eastern boundary with Russia
The highest elevation of the ridge (and the whole Belarus) is Mount Dzyarzhynskaya, 365m.
Sonex was formed in 2005, combining the tradition of the Son Jarocho from Doa Elena Ramrez, Don Arcadio Hidalgo, Don Andrs Vega, their dances, verses, melodies and chord progressions with rhythms and sounds influenced by different musical genres like the traditional African Music, Afro-Peruvian Music and Venezuelan music, others like Flamenco, Salsa music, and the urban tendencies: Blues, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Rock, Reggae, among others like World Music.
Their first record was produced by Zafra Music in 2007, with the participation of the photographer Graciela Iturbide and with musical guests like Rubn Albarrn from Caf Tacvba and the band Ojos de Brujo. Sonex has performed in different music festivals: Festival Mxico: Puerta de las Amricas (Mexico City, 2006), Vive Latino (Mexico City, 2010), Cumbre Tajn (Papantla Veracruz 2011), Washington D.C.s Duke Ellington Jazz Festival (J.F. Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., 2007), Japanese American National Museum (Los ngeles, 2007) and as mexican ambassadors in the Ibero-American Summit (La Moneda Palace, Santiago de Chile, 2007).
Sonex won the National Geographic Channel and Myspace contest: Tu msica tambin cuenta" with the song "Sobre tus Aguas", as a commemoration for the Earth Day. This achievement was among more than 11,500 songs.
The show often takes the viewers beyond popular tourist destinations in order to give a more authentic and in depth look at local culture. Presenters often participate in the local and traditional culture wherever they go. They address the viewer directly, acting as tourists-turned-tour guides, but are also filmed interacting with locals and discovering interesting locations in (mostly) unrehearsed sequences.