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Music of the Americas: En Casa and Recuerdos, July 21–24

Americas Society

July 21 - 24, 2020
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The Marcanos. (Courtesy image) 

Music of the Americas continues its online video series En Casa (At Home), featuring original daily performances with musicians from around the Americas, and Recuerdos (Memories), weekly releases of memorable past performances at the Americas Society, some available for the first time.

Follow Music of the Americas on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to watch and receive notifications of all the performances. We also publish weekly calendars here on our website, including all the videos, so you can return to this page to catch up on any performances you might have missed.

 

Tuesday, July 21, 10 a.m.
Recuerdos: Pauchi Sasaki 

While we wait for the online premiere of Pauchi Sasaki's audiovisual k'uKu, we thought it would be good to remember her latest in-person visit to Music of the Americas. In 2014, she participated in a conversation/performance organized in collaboration with Composers Now and gave a performance with her speaker dress.

Pauchi Sasaki, Gama XV "Speaker Dress"

Wednesday, July 22, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Jacinta Clusellas
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Jacinta Clusellas is an Argentine composer, arranger, and guitarist based in NYC. Her songs are influenced by poems, nature, and literature from South America. She made a guest appearance on our series a few years ago invited by Juan Falú. She sent us her "A dónde llega el silencio," ("How Far Does Silence Reach") which she describes as "Images of peace and silence. When we really absorb them, what does silence generate in us? If it is sadness, it can also fill us with life."

En Casa: Jacinta Clusellas "A dónde llega el silencio”

 

Thursday, July 23, 7 p.m.
En Casa: k'uKu
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This week, Music of the Americas will present k’uKu, a composition for string quartet, percussion, live electronics, and video commissioned for Americas Society from Peruvian artist Pauchi Sasaki.

The event will now be a live webcast. Watch the concert.

 

Friday, July 24, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Eddy and Sebastián Marcano
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Sebastián Marcano was a baby when his father, Venezuelan violinist Eddy Marcano, first appeared in our series in 2009. Now based in Houston, the father-son duo (Sebastián plays the cuatro) sent us their version of Aldemaro Romero's classic onda nueva hit "De repente". Created by Romero in the late 60s, onda nueva combines traditional Venezuelan joropo with jazz and bossa nova.

En Casa: Eddy and Sebastián Marcano - "De repente" (Romero)