Sebastián Benassi and Cristian Gustafsson

Sebastián Benassi and Cristian Gustafsson. (Image via Americas Society video)

Music of the Americas: Argentine Folk Music

We feature videos by Argentine musicians reimagining traditional musical styles. 

This short week, En Casa brings back Clara Cantore with Yupanqui's "Los ejes de mi carreta." We also feature video of Sebastián Benassi's "Orilla Rosarina"—this time in color and in a duo with bandoneonist Cristian Gustafsson—and guitarist and composer Manu Navarro's original song "Resistir cantando."

En Casa: Sebastián Benassi and Cristian Gustafsson

Monday, November 20, 10 am

Sebastián Benassi is a composer and pianist from Rosario. This time, he sent a version of "Orilla Rosarina," his take on traditional chamamé, in a duo with fellow Rosarino bandoneonist Cristian Gustafsson.

En Casa: Clara Cantore

Tuesday, November 21

Clara Cantore is back with her version of Atahualpa Yupanqui's classic "Los ejes de mi carreta."

En Casa: Manu Navarro

Wednesday, November 22, 10 am

Guitarist and composer Manu Navarro started playing at an early age and had his first lessons around age 10, crediting his love for classical guitar to discovering a John Williams' 1990 Spanish Guitar Music album. He later played blues bands, at home in musical parties featuring traditional music, and started his professional in folk music in 2006. Now, he is a member of Santaires and the Florencia Dávalos Trio (which will be on En Casa in coming weeks). 

From his home in Buenos Aires, Navarro sent us this version of his own song "Resistir cantando."


The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concert series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation.

The Fall 2023 Music program is also supported, in part, by the Howard Gilman Foundation, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, by the MexAm Cultural Foundation, and by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University. 

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