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 of the classic polca “Pájaro campana.”
In Paraguay, Oscar Maldonado of El Rey discusses the business of harp construction, while Marcelo Rojas and Nicolás Caballero play for the enjoyment of customers and workers.
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 perform this unique duet.
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.