Guadalupe Peraza

Guadalupe Peraza. (Image courtesy of the artist)

Music of the Americas: Mexamorphosis and En Casa

We welcome the Mexican group to our stage and release videos from Argentina and Brazil.

En Casa continues with videos by Brazilian guitarist Felipe Reis and Argentine singer Dani Lésté, and we welcome multi-cultural musical group Mexamorphosis to our stage in New York. Recuerdos will be back next week. 


Monday, November 21, 7 pm

Music of the Americas welcomes Celebrate Mexico Now to our stage after several years with a concert featuring the multicultural group Mexamorphosis, led by Mexican singer Guadalupe Peraza.

Find more information here.

En Casa: Dani Lésté

Tuesday, November 22, 10 am

Born in the city of Rafaela in the Argentine province of Santa Fe, singer/songwriter Dani Lésté teaches singing, guitar, and harmony in Rosario, where she lives. She studied at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario and the CERPS in Buenos Aires.

Lésté sent us this new version of her song "En el cuerpo," which is included in her latest CD, Iala. The composer says: "This album is the result of years of work and research on harmony, vocal technique, and composition."

En Casa: Felipe Reis

Wednesday, November 23, 10 am

Brazilian guitarist Felipe Reis started his musical studies at Projeto Guri when he was ten years old. Shortly after, he was admitted to the Conservatório de Tatuí, where he gave his debut recital at age 11 at the Teatro Procópio Ferreira. He studied guitar with leading international guitarists, including the Assad Brothers, Gérard Abiton, and Jorge Caballero, among others. He also studied chamber music virtually at Manhattan School of Music with David Leisner. He is currently enrolled in the BA program in guitar at Instituto de Artes da Unesp in São Paulo.

He sent us his version of the classic "Lamentos do Morro," by legendary composer Garoto (1915-1955). The piece combines elements of choro, jazz, and samba. 


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

The Fall 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


Additional support comes from the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Amphion Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, New Music USA’s Organizational Development Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ ArtsForward program, made possible through support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Augustine Foundation.