2009 Festival Video - Las Américas
Curators of the Las Américas: Un Mundo Musical program, Olivia Cadaval and Daniel Sheehy, discuss how the program was developed.
Harpists Martin Portillo and Marcelo Rojas join guitarist Alfredo Gryciuk and bassist Ariel Burgos in a “dueling harp” rendition ofRead More
In Paraguay, Oscar Maldonado of El Rey discusses the business of harp construction, while Marcelo Rojas and Nicolás Caballero playRead More
Jarocho musician Tereso Vega from Xalapa, Mexico improvises lyrics to “Cupido” accompanied by Chicano musician Quetzal Flores on jarana.
Representing two very different harp styles, Marcelo Rojas of Paraguay and Miguel Prado of Mexico fuse their talents to performRead More
Colombian group, Cantadoras del Pacífico, performing their distinctive styles of music known collectively as currulao.
An all-star group from small towns and ranches on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, Estrellas del Vallenato performs at the Festival.
Grupo Cimarrón, virtuosos of the Colombian joropo llanero tradition, perform at the Festival.
From the Dominican Republic, La India Canela is a much revered accordianist of Dominican merengue típico.
Son de Madera, of Veracruz, Mexico, form part of the jaranero movement. Their performance blends dance with song.