Federico Díaz & Silvia Iriondo

As part of En Casa, the Argentine musicians performed Quien ama y sufre in Buenos Aires.

New York-based Argentine guitarist Federico Díaz joined En Casa very early on in 2020, and we are happy to have him back four years later with two videos recently recorded in Buenos Aires with singer Silvia Iriondo

Iriondo is interested in indigenous and anonymous songs and the voices of the landscape that describes Argentine thought. Iriondo has been presenting her work in Argentina and Europe since 1990. She has collaborated with Carlos Aguirre, Quique Sinesi, Juan Falú, Manolo Juarez, and Egberto Gismonti, among others. 

Federico Díaz was born in Mendoza and has developed a multifaceted career as an arranger, composer, and performer specializing in tango and Argentine popular music, collaborating regularly on stage in the Americas and Europe with artists including Philippe Quint, Lionel Cottet, Daniel Binelli, Juan Falú, Paquito D’Rivera, Leo Genovese, and Sofía Ribeiro, among others.

Today, we share Quien ama y sufre, an anonymous piece recorded by Argentine musicologist Silvia Eisenstein during her field trips though the country's north in the early 20th century. It was performed on the quena (an Andean flute) by a young musician in the province of Jujuy. Later, Eisenstein's colleague Leda Valladares wrote the text and called the piece "Quien ama y sufre."


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 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 Howard Gilman Foundation, by the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation, by the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, by The Amphion Foundation, by the Augustine Foundation, and by the Mex-Am Cultural Foundation.

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