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 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 will also be publishing weekly calendars here on our website, including all the videos, so you can catch up on any performances you might have missed.
Last month, we featured a solo performance by Argentinean bassist Pablo Aslan. This week, Aslan is the first guest curator of our En Casa series. We asked him to pick five artists and invite them to record one piece, and perhaps join them in a virtual duo. He chose five wonderful countrymen and women, who sent their videos from Buenos Aires and Cordoba.
Gabriel Senanes, composer, guitarist, singer, and cultural administrator, sent us the premiere recording of his latest collaboration with Victor Heredia: “Zamba soñada,” a song to an uncertainly remembered love. In addition to his newest En Casa video, you can enjoy Senanes’ recent video “Lalo cura la locura”, his homage to Lalo Schifrin, which was performed at Symphony Space earlier this year.
En Casa: Gabriel Senanes “Zamba soñada”(Senanes/Heredia)
Tuesday, June 9, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Nicolás Enrich
Bandoneonist Nicolás Enrich sent us, from his quarantine in a small coastal town in Argentina, "Don Vicente" which he dedicated to the baby son of the dancers who commissioned the tango to create a new choreography. Baby Vicente is already going on 5!
En Casa: Nicolás Enrich- "Don Vicente"
From the temporarily closed Espacio Cultural Oliverio Girondo in Buenos Aires, pianist Analía Goldberg sent us her "Milongadeus", a playful, imaginary take on a tango Mozart never wrote.
En Casa: Analía Goldberg – “Milongadeus”
The piano and double bass duo of Julieta Lizzoli and Pablo Motta sent us an original composition. In addition to their En Casa video, here they are in duo recorded this past April.
“Vuelo Nocturno” (José Luis "Pepe" Motta) Pablo Motta y Julieta Lizzoli
En Casa: Julieta Lizzoli & Pablo Motta: “Sabe el sol” (Lizzoli)
Thursday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.
Recuerdos: Dynamic Duos!
We hand-picked a few pairs of dynamic duos that have performed at Americas Society, reaffirming the old saying that “things are better in twos”!
Recuerdos: Dynamic Duos! Herrera & Limón, Vilas & de Frutos
Friday, June 12, 10 a.m.
En Casa: Pablo Aslan
To close out his week as VJ, we repost Pablo Aslan's beautiful version of Racing Club, which was his first contribution to En casa back in May. Thank you Pablo!
En Casa: Pablo Aslan – Racing Club tango (Argentina)