Ceva Castro and Emilia Danesi

Ceva Castro and Emilia Danesi. (Image via Americas Society video)

Music of the Americas: Canciones

This week focuses on songs with and without words, with three En Casa videos and the release of a major production from Paraguay by Berta Rojas.

En Casa features three songs with voice and guitar including classics of the Latin American songbook and one new composition by Claudio Ceccoli, and we release the final product of Berta Roja's groundbreaking Jeporeká, which completed its second iteration in September.

Recuerdos will be back next month.

Duo Pastorino Ceccoli

Monday, November 22, 10 a.m.

Guitarist Claudio Ceccoli is back on our virtual stage, this time in a duo with singer Cecilia Pastorino. They sent a new version of Ceccoli's "Guingoso," an homage to Brazilian composer and guitarist Guinga.

Sarita Schena and Giuseppe De Trizio

Tuesday, November 23, 10 a.m.

Singer Sarita Schena and guitarist Giuseppe De Trizio are back with their version of César Isella's iconic "Canción de las simples cosas," a song that has been recorded by a stellar group of musicians over four decades. Schena was born in Argentina, studied at Berklee in Bostone, and currently lives in southern Italy.

Duo Emilia Danesi - Seva Castro

Wednesday, November 24, 10 a.m.

Singer Emilia Danesi, born in Tucuman, and guitarist Seva Castro, born in Salta, both in northern Argentina, are currently based in Buenos Aires. They have performed throughout Latin America and Spain.
They sent us their version of Chico Novarro's 1976 bolero "Amnesia."


Friday, November 26, 7 p.m.

Watch the Jeporeká 2021 video and chat with participants.

Jeporeká is a musical project created by Paraguayan guitarist Berta Rojas, who was last on our virtual stage in 2020.

In 2021, Jeporeká focused on the creation of songs, with students from throughout Paraguay organized in ten teams that included a composer, a singer, and a poet.


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

The Fall 2021 Music program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Howard Gilman Foundation


Additional support comes from The Augustine Foundation. 

The Augustine Foundation