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Music of the Americas: En Casa and Recuerdos, July 28–30

Americas Society

July 28 - 30, 2020


k'uKu (Courtesy of the artist.)

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 28, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Marcelo Moguilevsky

This talented woodwinds player sent us his solo version of Atahualpa Yupanki's "Piedra y camino".

Moguilevsky writes: this song takes me to my own loneliness, to an intimate state with which I identify. To something in my musical self that is not based on virtuosity but rather on a sensation of being outdoors like a lonely traveler. At the same time, I feel a deep sense of love in each line, with all its paradoxes and complex feelings.


En Casa: Marcelo Moguilevsky - "Piedra y camino" (Yupanki)


Wednesday, July 29, 10 a.m.
En Casa: k'uKu

Last week, Music of the Americas presented the world premiere of k’uKu, a composition for string quartet, percussion, live electronics, and video commissioned for Americas Society from Peruvian artist Pauchi Sasaki.

We are excited to highlight this piece again, just in case you missed it.

k’uKu World Premiere


Pauchi Sasaki: composer, voice, and electronics
Juan Carlos Yanaura: video artist
Haruka Fujii: percussion
Emily Daggett Smith: violin*
Nanae Iwata: violin*
Kyle Armbrust: viola*
Jane Cords-O'Hara: cello*
Logan Coale: bass*

*Musicians from The Knights

For even more videos about k'uKu including ones with Audio Descriptions by Art Spark Texas, please go to the k'uKu webpage.

Thursday, July 30, 10 a.m.
Recuerdos: Los Cenzontles

The amazing Los Cenzontles, brainchild of Eugene Rodriguez, was on our stage ten years and ten days ago. Los cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit, a music academy, and a hub for Latino artists working together to empower the Mexican American community in Northern California and promote its culture. These are just a few of the songs they played during that concert (we apologize to Eugene because he is not in the camera shot until the last piece!) Keep watching until the end for a truly beautiful rendition of a lovely cardenche song.

Recuerdos: Los Cenzontles at Americas Society 7/20/10