Paulo Bellinati

Paulo Bellinati. (Image: Gal Oppido)

Music of the Americas: Paulo Bellinati Live in New York and En Casa

The Brazilian guitarist performs on stage in New York, Tiganá Santana plays on our virtual stage, and En Casa continues. 

Acclaimed Brazilian guitarist Paulo Bellinati is live in New York with the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo and João Luiz on Thursday. On Friday, we share Tiganá Santana's new video, made for Music of the Americas. Music Director Sebastián Zubieta talks about his own compositions on Composers Now's IMPACT series, and En Casa continues with videos by José Caro and Gina D'Soto.

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En Casa: José Caro

Monday, June 26, 10 am

José Caro was born in the northern Argentine city of Jujuy and currently lives in Córdoba. He is the pianist and bassist of the folk band Saturnina, which was on En Casa earlier this year.

This time, Caro sent us his own "La danza del camalote," a guitar piece inspired by the musical experimentations of Carlos Di Fulvio and Atahualpa Yupanqui in the 1970s. The song represents the travels of the eponymous aquatic plant through the backwaters and rapids of the rivers in Córdoba. 

En Casa: Gina D'Soto and Juan Diego Villalobos

Tuesday, June 27, 10 am

Gina D'Soto and Juan Diego Villalobos are back with another original composition by D'Soto, "Hide." 

Music of the Americas: Paulo Bellinati

Wednesday, June 28, 7 pm

For our annual collaboration with the New York Guitar Seminar, we present the Music of the Americas debut of renowned Brazilian guitarist Paulo Bellinati in a concert with the Newman Oltman Guitar Duo and João Luiz. 

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Sebastián Zubieta on Composers Now's Impact Series

Thursday, June 29, 7 pm

Composers Now, founded by Tania León in 2010 and with which Music of the Americas collaborated a few years ago, is an organization that empowers all living composers, celebrates the diversity of their voices, and honors the significance of their artistic contributions to the cultural fabric of society. 

The IMPACT series offers a composer the opportunity to reflect on their creativity, influences, pathways, and responsibility as a living artist in our ever-changing world. Designed for the virtual space, every session shares a composer's essential thoughts directly with the audience. These commentaries, interwoven with performance videos and other materials, articulate a creator's IMPACT.

Americas Society Music Director Sebastián Zubieta presents his IMPACT video and chats live

Music of the Americas: Tiganá Santana Online

Friday, June 30, 7 pm

The Brazilian singer-songwriter shares his personal take on Afro-Brazilian music and culture in a video created especially for Music of the Americas. 

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 2023 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, and by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels 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.