Monica Salmaso and Magos Herrera

Teco Cardoso, Mônica Salmaso, Magos Herrera & Vinícius Gomes (Image: Roey Yohai Studios)

Music of the Americas: Online from Argentina and Live in New York

We feature videos by Federico Díaz & Silvia Iriondo and Sonya Headlam & Rebecca Cypess, while Mônica Salmaso & Magos Herrera are live in New York.

En Casa continues with a new video of Argentine folk music recorded by Federico Díaz and Silvia Iriondo from Buenos Aires, and we share the video of Sonya Hedlam and Rebecaa Cypess's concert on our GEMAS series in New York last month. On Thursday, Mônica Salmaso and Magos Herrera are live on stage in New York.  

Music of the Americas: Sonya Headlam & Rebecca Cypess

Tuesday, March 19, 10 am

The musicians explored the music and times of Black classical composers Ignatius Sancho, Francis Johnson, and Joseph Bologne on our stage in New York in February 2024 as part of our annual GEMAS series, dedicated to early music and musicians from the Americas.

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En Casa: Federico Díaz & Silvia Iriondo

Wednesday, March 20, 10 am

New York-based Argentine guitarist Federico Díaz joined En Casa very early on, in 2020, and we are happy to have him back four years later with two videos recently recorded in Buenos Aires with singer Silvia Iriondo

Iriondo is interested in Indigenous and anonymous song and the voice of the landscape that describes Argentine thought. Iriondo has been presenting her work in Argentina and Europe since 1990. She has collaborated with Carlos Aguirre, Quique Sinesi, Juan Falú, Manolo Juarez, and Egberto Gismonti, among others. 

Federico Díaz was born in Mendoza and has developed a multifaceted career as an arranger, composer, and performer specializing in tango and Argentine popular music, collaborating regularly on stage in the Americas and Europe with artists including Philippe Quint, Lionel Cottet, Daniel Binelli, Juan Falú, Paquito D’Rivera, Leo Genovese, and Sofía Ribeiro, among others.

Today we share Quien ama y sufre, an anonymous piece recorded by Argentine musicologist Silvia Eisenstein during her field trips though the country's north in the early 20th century. It was performed on the quena (an Andean flute) by a young musician in the province of Jujuy, and later Eisenstein's colleague Leda Valladares wrote the text and called the piece "Quien ama y sufre."

Music of the Americas: Mônica Salmaso & Magos Herrera

Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m.

After several virtual collaborations during the pandemic, the two extraordinary singers join forces live with their trios to revisit the Latin American songbook. 

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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 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 Howard Gilman Foundation, by the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation, by the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, by The Amphion Foundation, by the Augustine Foundation, and by the Mex-Am Cultural Foundation.

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