Diego Ormazábal and Emilia Borlone

Diego Ormazábal and Emilia Borlone. (Image via Americas Society video)

Music of the Americas: New and Old, Live and Online

We feature Caribbean classical music live in New York, Argentine and Chilean songwriters, and a conversation with Ignacio García-Belenguer from Teatro Real

En Casa continues 2024 with videos by Chilean singer Emilia Borlone recorded in Mexico, Mina Baxx from Buenos Aires, a conversation with Ignacio García-Belenguer on our stage last fall, and we host the first live concert of 2024 in New York with a show of early Afro-Caribbean music in our GEMAS series on Tuesday.

En Casa: Mina Baxx

Tuesday, February 13, 10 a.m.

Mina Baxx, Argentine singer, composer, and guitarist was born in Buenos Aires and grew up in Tandil, about 200 miles south of the capital. She started her musical activities at a young age, and participated in the Argentine version of The Voice in 2018. She sent us two solo videos that show her musical language, which mixes pop, R&B, and rock. 

Today we share "Mi sangre." 

Music of the Americas: Sonya Headlam and Rebecca Cypess

Wednesday, February 14, 7 p.m. (please note new date)

Soprano Sonya Headlam and historical pianist Rebecca Cypess are live on our stage in New York to explore the music and times of Black classical composers Ignatius Sancho, Francis Johnson, and Joseph Bologne.

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En Casa: Emilia Borlone

Thursday, February 15, 10 am

Chilean singer/songwriter Emilia Borlone was on En Casa with her collaborator Emma Platais earlier this year, and now she is back with a new video recorded in Mexico City, where she has lived since 2022. She has composed music for the theater and launched her solo career during the pandemic. In 2022 she released her first album, Rota”, featuring six original songs and cover by Jeanette, produced in Chile by Nicolás Sotomayor, Andrés Subercaseaux, and Victoria Cordero. Borlone made her first Mexican tour in 2023, which took her to Monterrey, Guadalajara, Querétaro, Leon, San Luis Potosí, and Puebla. That year, she also launched her second album, DIARIO PARAÍSO, produced in collaboration with Victoria Cordero and Nicolás Sotomayor. Her latest release is the single “Solita yo,” a collaboration with Chilean producers Max Donoso, Bastian Herrera, Nicolás Sotomayor, and Fernando Herrera, and she plans to release six additional songs during 2024. 

Borlone, with percussionist Diego Ormazábal, set us a new video of her song "Paz," included in her second album, which received support from the Chilean Ministry of Culture. The song tells us a love story where the most important thing is to listen to oneself and not forget one's own identity when approaching other people.


Music of the Americas: Conversation with Ignacio García-Belenguer

Friday, February 16, 10 a.m.

In October 2023 we presented an event in collaboration with Teatro Real de Madrid, which included a recital by their String Quartet and this conversation with General Director Ignacio García-Belenguer Laita.


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

The Spring 2024 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, by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the Amphion Foundation, and by The Augustine Foundation. 

New York Council on the Arts             Howard Gilman Foundation