Episode #2741

New Americans: Latin America

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

We focus on works from Latin America, including music by Argentinian-born Osvaldo Golijov. Also, music from Brazil by pianist/composer Marcelo Zarvos and guitarist/composer Sergio Assad, along with something from composer and Teaching Artist for the Third Street Music School Settlement Raimundo Penaforte.

PROGRAM #2741, “New Americans, VI: Latin America” (First aired on Thursday, 12/6/07)





Osvaldo Golijov

Youth Without Youth

Dominic’s Nightware [1:30] Refugee [4:30] Time [2:30] Dr. Rudolf’s Suicide [3:30] Rupini’s Cave [2:00]

Deutsche Grammophon #477-6603 **



Marcelo Zarvos: Nepomuk’s Dances – Arrival [4:00]

Cantaloupe #21037 **

Eroica Trio


Raimundo Penaforte: An Eroica Trio – Maurice [8;30]

Angel #57033** *



Marcelo Zarvos: Nepomuk’s Dances – Memory [6:00]

See above.

Sergio & Odair Assad

Saga Dos Migrantes

S. Assad: Saga Dos Migrantes, Pt. 1 [4:00]

Nonesuch #79365 ** *

Astor Piazzolla

Tango Zero Hour

Tanguedia III [4:30]

IRS #42138 Also on American Clave label. At*

Sergio & Odair Assad

Saga Dos Migrantes

S. Assad: Saga Dos Migrantes, Pt. 3 [2:30]

See above.

Comments [3]

aj from kJ


Feb. 13 2008 08:59 AM
John Schaefer from WNYC

Michelle, you're missing the point. The series is called "New Americans" because it celebrates the music of people who have come to our country from elsewhere. There have been South Americans in the US for a long time, as you point out, but THESE particular Argentine and Brazilian musicians have only recently come here and have made great contributions. The series, which encompasses a lot of WNYC shows, demonstrates that immigration is still going on and is still shaping our culture. All of the composers on this particular show are "New Americans." Well, except for Astor, who I guess you'd have to say is a "late New American."

Dec. 07 2007 05:51 PM
Michelle from brooklyn

new americans? there is no less than two hundred years of history of "latin americans" in new york. NO less than three hundred years in other parts of the country. and there it has been more than 500 years since the spanish conquest. who is NEW?

Dec. 06 2007 09:28 PM

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