La Bruja de Texcoco at Americas Society

La Bruja de Texcoco. (Image: Roey Yohai Studios)

Music of the Americas: Solos from Argentina and a Mexican Bruja

Argentine solo artists working in various genres share original music and covers. We also release the video of La Bruja de Texcoco's debut in our series.

En Casa features solo videos from Argentina featuring tangos and folk music and we share the video of La Bruja de Texcoco's concert on our stage in New York in July. 

En Casa: Clara Cantore

Monday, December 4, 10 am

Clara Cantore is back with her version of Luis Alberto Spinetta's "Quedándote o yéndote."

En Casa: Vito Gauna

Tuesday, December 5, 10 am

Argentine bandoneonist Vito Gauna lives in Buenos Aires and is a member of the tango group Ciudad Baigon and the experimental group Palo Random. Vito's music explores non-traditional sounds of the bandoneon, incorporating contemporary music, noise, and improvisation into a style that invents new soundscapes rooted in curiosity and tenderness.

Gauna sent us this version of "Miedo."

En Casa: Natalia Lagos

Wednesday, December 6, 10 am

Argentine singer, composer, and pianist Natalia Lagos has been the singer of Orquesta Fernandez Fierro and the Quinteto Alto Bondi and a member of the female pianist group Las Pianas with Noelia Sinkunas and others. Lagos is currently a member of Orquesta Típica Say No More, a group dedicated to creating new versions of songs by Argentine legend Charly García. She has recorded two solo albums, Pisar en mi sombra and Tangos de hoy en piano y voz, with which she toured Europe in 2018–2019 and is currently recording her third, featuring a tango quintet and a rock band. 

From her home, she sent us this version of "Ámbar," a song originally composed for the Alto Bondi Quintet, inspired by 1980s songs by Fito Páez, but in a milonga rhythm. Lagos writes about the song: 

"'Ámbar' tells the story of a woman during an alcohol-soaked night in Buenos Aires; she is torn by guilt, devotion, enthusiasm, and sadness." The song has been recorded by singers including Natalia Bril, Cecilia Muncal, Valeria Vilaseca, and Dominga Tango, among others. 

En Casa: Luz Pérez

Thursday, December 7, 10 am

Luz Pérez is back on En Casa with her "Zamba luna."

La Bruja de Texcoco

Friday, December 8, 10 am

Mexican singer-songwriter La Bruja de Texcoco was on our stage in July 2023. 

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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 Fall 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, by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, by the MexAm Cultural Foundation, and by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University. 

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