Argentine Folk music with the Belén Mackinlay Trío
The Belén Mackinlay Trío presents a program with traditional and contemporary songs from Argentina, accompanied by Santiago Leibson on the piano and Carlos Rivero on percussion.
Friday, May 19, 2017
At 6:30 PM
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle
Space is limited
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Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
About the artists
Belén Mackinlay is an Argentine folk music singer. She has released two albums — Trébol blanco and Huella— which have earned praise by specialized critics and the public in general. Belén's repertoire is characterized by a personal and modern perspective that combines Argentine folk with an innovative edge. Her repertoire includes traditional Argentine songs, as well as new compositions by great contemporary folklorists.
Pianist Santiago Leibson was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from the Conservatorio Manuel de Falla, he moved to New York to obtain a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at New York University. During his professional career, he has collaborated with outstanding musicians from all over the world, such as Alan Ferber, jazz legend Drew Gress, Billy Drummond, Devin Gray, David Pietro, Sergio Verdinelli, Guillermo Klein, Marcelo Gutfraind, Mauricio Dawid, Jazmín Prodan, Francisco Cossavella (Argentina), Anupam Shobhakar (India), Hery Paz (Cuba), Jeff McGregor (Canada), Rodrigo Bonelli (Brazil), Javier Moreno Sanchez (Spain), Sebastián Acosta (Ecuador) and Ken Ychikawa (Perú), among many others.
Carlos Rivero is an Argentine author and composer, musician and music teacher, born in San Juan. He developed an intensive professional career as a folk percussion performer. Specialized in Argentine folk music, he toured, played and recorded with many artists and groups, such as Manolo Juárez, Suna Rocha, Jaime Torres, Leda Valladares, Jairo, Facundo Saravia, Los Andariegos, and Los Chalchareros, among many others. Rivero has composed Chamber Works for Percussion, among them Hunuc Huar (for flute, cello and percussion); its premiere took place at the LRA Radio Nacional Auditorium.