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.
www.belenmackinlay.com

When
Friday, May 19, 2017
At 6:30 PM

Where
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle

Reservations
Space is limited
Reservations click here
https://belenmackinlaytrio.eventbrite.com
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the artists
Belén Mackinlay
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.

Santiago Leibson
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
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.

About Ramón Jiménez

Ramón Jiménez, actual Managing Editor de MetroLatinoUSA. Periodista que cubre eventos de las comunidades latinas en Washington D.C., Maryland y Virginia. Graduado de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad del Distrito de Columbia. Galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por parte de la Asociación Nacional de Publicaciones Hispanas (NAHP) y otras organizaciones comunitarias y deportivas de la región metropolitana de esta capital. También premiado en dos ocasiones como Mejor Periodista del Año por la cobertura de la comunidad salvadoreña; premios otorgados por la Oficina de Asuntos Latinos del Alcalde de Washington (OLA) y otras organizaciones. Ha sido miembro del jurado calificador en diferentes concursos literarios, de belleza y talento en la región metropolitana. Ha visitado zonas de desastre en Nicaragua, Honduras y El Salvador e invitado a esos países por organizaciones que asisten a personas de escasos recursos económicos. Antes trabajó en otros medios de prensa de Virginia y Washington, D.C., incluyendo reportajes para una agencia noticiosa mundial.

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