Teresa González

Teresa González. (Image via Americas Society video)

Music of the Americas: Friends New and Old

This week features music by two Argentina-based singers, a trio featuring Gregorio Uribe, and Fonema Consort. 

This week Music of the Americas En Casa features videos by singer/songwriters Monique Fernández and Tere González, members of the trendsetting Argentine indie/folk music label Shagrada Medra, a Recuerdos of Gregorio Uribe's big band concert of 2019, and the video of Fonema Consort's debut on our physical stage in New York last month. 

Tere González

Tuesday, April 19, 10 a.m.

Tere González is a Chilean composer, author, singer, and guitarist. Her music incorporates academic compositions, jazz, popular music, and Latin American folklore. Born in Viña del Mar and raised in Curimón, she studied classical guitar first with Marcelo Villar at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and then in Mendoza, where she currently resides. Her EP Pez de Sol (2014) was recorded in collaboration with musicians from Mendoza. She is a member of the label Shagrada Medra, directed by Carlos Aguirre. In 2018, González recorded the album Camino, the result of a long collaboration with guitarist Moa Edmunds.


Monique Fernández

Wednesday, April 20, 10 a.m.

Monique Fernández lives in the province of Neuquén, in southwestern Argentina. She is a singer, composer, and performer on folk and Mapuche instruments. Fernández has been singing since she was very young and studied with Tatiana Parra, Victoria Morán, and Grace Cosceri, among others.

From home in Centenario, she sent us "Epílogo para Jazmín," a lullaby for her daughter, performed on the kalimba and accompanied by the song of the birds that always surround her. 

Gergorio Uribe Big Band, Paquito D'Rivera, Jorge Glem

Thursday, April 21, 10 a.m.

In 2019, Gregorio Uribe Big Band gave a rousing concert at St. Peter's Church that highlighted the art of a group of Latin American musicians living in the United States in a program entitled "Nueva York." The band was joined by special guests in Uribe’s own compositions, as well as new arrangements of works by Latin American immigrant composers.

From that program, which was part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America festival, we share "El diablo suelto," in which the band is joined by Paquito D'Rivera and Jorge Glem.  

Fonema Consort: Her Words

Friday, April 22, 7 p.m.

Fonema Consort was on our physical stage in March with "Her Words," a program that presented works by three Latin American composers based in the United States and one work by visionary Argentine composer and activist Graciela Paraskevaídis.

Watch here 


The MetLife Foundation Music of the Americas concert series is made possible by the generous support of Presenting Sponsor MetLife Foundation. The Spring 2022 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, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

New York Council on the Arts

Howard Gilman Foundation