Alyssa Regent

Alyssa Regent. (Image courtesy of the artist)

Music of the Americas: Premiere Live in New York and Online Videos

We premiere a new song cycle by Alyssa Regent in New York and En Casa continues with videos from Argentina, Peru, and Colombia. 

En Casa continues 2024 with new videos by Mina Baxx from Buenos Aires, Martha Galdos from Lima, and Jacarandá Dúo from Bogotá. On Thursday, we premiere a new work by Guadeloupean composer Alyssa Regent on our stage in New York.

En Casa: Mina Baxx

Tuesday, February 27, 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. 

Baxx is back with a new video of her song En mi mente.

En Casa: Martha Galdós & Aldair Navarro

Wednesday, February 28, 10 a.m. 

Peruvian singer-songwriter Martha Galdós launched her first album, Respiraré, in 2016, celebrating the popular culture of her country with songs in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, and Quechua. She writes about herself:

"What do I have in common with the Amazon River? Both originate in the Peruvian Andes and flow exuberantly through Brazil. A chameleonic artist whose voice slithers between sounds, rhythms, languages, and accents with grace and daring, I was born on the day of the Virgen de la Candelaria and also of the goddess of the sea, Yemanyá (February 2)." 

Helada or Geada (in Portuguese) is a song that explores the vulnerability of human relationships, following the water as a guide. It is written in Spanish and Portuguese, and is Galdós's first collaboration with Brazilian poet Beto Furquim.

Music of the Americas: Alyssa Regent

Thursday, February 29, 7 pm

We present the premiere of Alyssa Regent's new song cycle, Mors osculi, live on our stage in New York. The New York-based Guadeloupean composer created a stirring setting of Louise Labé's poetry for her Americas Society commission. 

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En Casa: Jacarandá Dúo

Friday, March 1, 10 a.m.

Alexander Parra Ríos and Jean Carlo Espíndola García founded Jacarandá Dúo in 2009 to explore the rich repertoire for the instrumental combination in Colombian and Latin American music. They have performed in Colombia and the United States and were on En Casa back in 2021. 

Today, they are back, joined by percussionist Angélica Achury, with a new version of Acrílicos en la sonrisa, a piece by Cuban composer Eduardo Martín. 


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