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PhD in Literature, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Adriana Amante is professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where she teaches 20th Century Argentine Literature. She also holds a research post at the Instituto de Literatura Hispanoamericana and is Academic Director of the Escuela Superior de Creativos Publicitarios. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Las Ranas dedicated to the arts, texts and translation.

Professor Amante has been Visiting Researcher at New York University, University of London, and Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She co-authored Absurdo Brasil. Polémicas en la cultura brasileña, which won an honorable mention in the 2005 Pan-Hispanic Prizes for Specialized Translation from Unión Latina. She also translated from Portuguese to Spanish Fernando Pessoa's El Banquero Anarquista. With a subsidy from Academia Brasileña de Letras and Centro de Estudios Brasileños de Buenos Aires, she translated Machado de Assis’ Memorias póstumas de Bras Cubas. Her essays have been published in various anthologies and academic journals anthologies, and her research, focused on Argentine and Brazilian literature, has been funded by Fondo Nacional de las Artes (Argentina), Instituto Camões, and the UBA.

amante@retina.ar

PhD in Literature, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Pablo Ansolabehere is professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and at the Universidad de San Andrés and is a research scholar specialized in Argentine Literature.

Professor Ansolabehere taught Latin American Literature in the United States (at Wesleyan University and the University of Georgia) and has published several articles on Argentine and Latin American Literature in books and journals such as Revista Iberoamericana (Pittsburgh), Anales de la Literatura Hispanoamericana (Madrid), Mora, Revista del Instituto Interdisciplinario de Estudios de Género (Buenos Aires), Entrepasados, Revista de Historia (Buenos Aires), among others. He has also published two books: Literatura y anarquismo en Argentina (1879-1910) and Oratoria y evocación: un episodio perdido en la literatura argentina.

Pa62@nyu.edu

Licenciatura in Literature, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Beatriz Autieri has a Licenciatura in Literature from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a certification in the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language from the same institution. She is currently doing her Master's degree in Cognitive Psychology at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

For the last ten years, Professor Autieri has taught Spanish as a Foreign Language, working both as a tutor in training courses and as an instructor at all levels. She also leads reading and writing workshops for first-year undergraduates at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Professor Autieri is the co-author of two books for learning Spanish as a Foreign Language: Voces del Sur/ Español de Hoy – Nivel Elemental (2002), and Voces del Sur/ Español de Hoy – Nivel Intermedio (2004).

Bna1@nyu.edu

Master's degree Candidate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Universidad de Córdoba

Susana Benedek obtained her Licenciatura in Architecture from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and also is certified in the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language by the Fundación Ortega y Gasset and the Speak Spanish Institute.

A third-generation Argentine-Hungarian, Professor Benedek remains active in Buenos Aires’ Hungarian community. She is a regular columnist in Magyar Hírlap, a local Hungarian-Spanish newspaper; and she produces, directs, and conducts Hungría Cerca, a weekly radio program. She has published two books (Beszéljünk magyarul 1, 2, 3 - Let's speak Hungarian 1, 2, 3 and Írjunk magyarul 1 - Let's write in Hungarian I) and has illustrated the girl-scout handbook Leánycserkészek könyve 1(1991) and Leánycserkészek könyve 2 (1998). Professor Benedek has also been involved in formal instruction as a scout leader, conducting or lecturing at leadership training courses in Argentina, Brazil, Austria, and the United States.

Professor Benedek, as part of her teaching at NYUBA, also coordinates city tours and cultural outings for the students.

Susana.benedek@nyu.edu

Licenciatura in Literature, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Pía Bouzas received her Licenciatura in Literature from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1992. She is a professor at the Universidad de Belgrano, teaching Spanish as a Second Language.

Professor Bouzas has worked as a consultant for international companies, training people in writing and oratory techniques across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Venezuela. Besides teaching, Professor Bouzas is a writer. Her book of short stories El mundo era un lugar maravilloso was published in 2004 and, her second book, Extranjeras, was a finalist in the short stories category for the 2008 Casa de las Américas Prize in Cuba.

Pb98@nyu.edu

Master's degree in “Teaching Methodologies in Spanish as a Foreign Language, Universidad de Jaén (Spain)

Pablo Carrasco received his Licenciatura in Literature from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He is currently Director of the Foreign Languages Department in the Barceló Foundation, an Institution devoted to teaching related to Health/Medicine, where his research focuses on communications in medicine, specifically in an intercultural environment.

Professor Carrasco has been teaching Spanish for almost 15 years and currently specializes in Spanish for health professionals. He was a member of the CONICET (National Research Council in Argentina), researching culture and Spanish language use in the South of the United States. He has published several articles on these subjects in national and international congresses.

Pac11@nyu.edu

M.A. in Latin American Studies, University of London

Nicolás Cassese obtained his Licenciatura in Communication Studies from the Universidad Austral (Buenos Aires) and his Master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of London. Professor Cassese is a journalist, writer and managing editor of Brando magazine.

Professor Cassese has published two books: Los Di Tella. Una familia, un país (2007) and El secreto de San Isidro (2013). His work is characterized by incisive investigation and interviewing in the field and a conscientious dimension of the larger historical context for each project. He also has written many articles published by several national and international magazines and journals, such as El Mundo, Gatopardo, Newsweek, Etiqueta Negra and Rolling Stone.

Enc2@nyu.edu

PhD Candidate in Social Sciences, Universidad de Quilmes

Vera Cerqueiras received her Licenciatura in Literature from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and her Master's in the Teaching of Spanish as a Second Language from the Universidad de Barcelona. She is Spanish Coordinator for CIEE-FLASCO's international study program in Argentina and is a teacher trainer in Spanish as a Second Language, leading workshops, lectures, and courses.

Professor Cerqueiras has served as an expert in many international projects for the sharing of academic and technical assistance in her specialization. From 1999 to 2008 she was the Academic Coordinator of the Spanish as a Foreign Language section of the University of Buenos Aires’ Laboratorio de Idiomas. Her research focuses on the relationship between language and culture and on the development of didactic material for non-native speakers. For her PhD, she is researching language representations in teaching methods.

Vc36@nyu.edu

Licenciatura in Literature, Universidad de Buenos Aires
PhD in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Princeton University

Dr. Cortes-Rocca is a cultural and visual critic. She has published essays on literature and photography, citizenship and monstrosity, ghosts and political imagination, zombies and racial conflicts. Her work appeared on academic journals (October, Mosaic, and Iberoamericana among others) as well as on electronic and mass media publications. She is the coauthor of a book on the visual and literary representation of Eva Perón titled Imágenes de vida, relatos de muerte and the co-editor of Políticas del sentimiento, a collection of essays on Peronismo. She is also the author of El tiempo de la máquina. Retratos, paisajes y otras imágenes de la nación, a book on the impact of photography in the Latin American cultural field at the end of the 19th century. She has taught at the University of Buenos Aires, University of Southern California and San Francisco State University. She currently holds a research position at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Téncicas (CONICET).

Plc218@nyu.edu

PhD in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Princeton University

Edgardo Dieleke earned his PhD at Princeton University in Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures (2013). He wrote a thesis on contemporary debates concerning fiction and non-fiction in Latin American Film and Narrative. He is a professor at the Universidad de San Andrés, has also taught for Middlebury College, is a filmmaker and serves as Assistant Director for Princeton University's Summer Program in Buenos Aires.

As a scholar, Professor Dieleke has published several articles on mass culture, literature and film studies in some of the most prestigious journals in Latin American Studies. He has also edited with Paola Cortés Rocca and Claudia Soria the book Políticas del sentimiento. El peronismo y la construcción de la Argentina moderna (2010). As a filmmaker, he focuses on making documentaries and co-directed with Daniel Casabé Cracks de nácar (released in 2013) and The Exact Shape of the Islands (released in 2014). Both films have been exhibited in several film festivals and have been very well received.

Ed69@nyu.edu

PhD in History, University of London

Flavia Fiorucci completed her PhD at the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University of London. She is a professor at Universidad de Quilmes and holds an adjunct research position at CONICET (the Argentine National Research Council) and is currently researching the History of Education in Latin America.

Professor Fiorucci has published widely on the topic of intellectuals and intellectual history in Argentina: Intelectuales, Cultura y Política en Espacios Regionales. Argentina, Siglo XX (Flavia Fiorucci & Paula Laguarda), Intelectuales y Peronismo- 1946-1955 (Flavia Fiorucci,) and The Argentine Crisis At The Turn Of The Millennium. Causes, Consequences and Explanations (Flavia Fiorucci & Marcus Klein).

Ff26@nyu.edu

PhD in Anthropololgy, Columbia University

Axel Lazzari earned his PhD in Anthropology at Columbia University and is an adjunct researcher at CONICET (the Argentine National Research Council).

Professor Lazzari is a professor at Universidad Nacional de San Martín, and had also taught at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, and FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales). He is the author of many articles in journals such as World Archeology, Memoria Americana, Cuadernos de Antropología Social, The Journal of Latin American Anthropology. His doctoral dissertation on indigenous movements, Phantoms, Freedom and Pluralism: the re-emergence of Rankülche Indians in La Pampa, Argentina, will be published in Argentina by Editorial Antropofagia.

Acl235@nyu.edu

PhD in Latin American Literature, New York University

Mariano López Seoane obtained his Licenciatura in History from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), specializing in Latin American history and culture. He holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the Center for Latin American Studies at New York University, and earned his PhD from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University.

He began teaching at Universidad de Buenos Aires, and later, as a graduate student instructor, at the Spanish Department at NYU, he taught several Spanish language courses for undergraduates. In 2011 he became a Post-doctoral Researcher at CONICET (the Argentine National Research Council) with the project: The Space of Drugs. Narcotics in Latin American literature.

Mls379@nyu.edu

Licenciatura in Literature, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Post-Graduate Certification as Expert in the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language, Universidad Antonio Nebrija (Spain)

Silvia Luppino received her Licenciatura in Literature from Universidad de Buenos Aires and a post-graduate certification as "Experto en Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera" from the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Spain. She directed the collection Clásicos Argentinos Original/Adaptación (Editorial Voces del Sur), a series of classic literary works by Argentinean writers including didactic material for Spanish students.

Professor Luppino has taught Spanish as a Foreign Language at Universidad de Buenos Aires, the Universidad de San Andrés, and at other public and private institutions. She taught linguistics and composition for undergraduates at the UBA and was Academic Coordinator of the Spanish as a Foreign Language section of the UBA's Laboratorio de Idiomas from 1998 to 2002. She has also served as the Academic Coordinator of Spanish as a Second Language for Refugees, a program run by the UBA and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from 1998 to 2009.

Snl3@nyu.edu

PhD in Social Anthropology, Universidad de Buenos Aries

Mariana Lorenzetti completed both her Lincenciatura and PhD in Social Anthropology at Universidad de Buenos Aires. She is professor at Universidad Tres de Febrero and FLACSO and a researcher at CONICET (the Argentine National Research Council).

Professor Lorenzetti's research areas include ethnography and ethnographic practices and aboriginality. She has specialized in intercultural relations specific to health policies, and she does her fieldwork in the province of Chaco in Northern Argentina.

Mil2@nyu.edu

PhD Candidate in Art and Humanities, Universidad de Rosario

Florencia Malbrán is a contemporary art curator who also writes regularly for exhibition catalogs and art journals. Malbrán received her M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, where she was a Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation Fellow. She is currently completing a doctorate in Arts and Humanities at the National University of Rosario (Argentina) and is a PhD Fellow at CONICET (the Argentine National Research Council).

Most recently, she curated "Unseen Voices: Alejandro Cesarco and Jorge Méndez Blake" at Fundación Proa and "Gian Paolo Minelli: Villa Lugano + Zona Sur" at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, both in Buenos Aires. Professor Malbrán has held curatorial positions in several art institutions. In 2007-2008, she was Hilla Rebay International Fellow at the Guggenheim, working in contemporary and modern exhibitions across the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Bilbao; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. She has also actively collaborated with the Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, and the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires. Previously, in Fall 2010, she taught Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art at NYU Buenos Aires

Fmm234@nyu.edu

M.A. Candidate in Communication and Design, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Guadalupe Molina has a Licenciatura in Linguistics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a diploma in the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign and Second language from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She is a Spanish instructor and teaching and research assistant in the Language Lab at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Gim1@nyu.edu

PhD in Cinema and Literature, Universidad de Buenos Aires

David Oubiña obtained his PhD in Cinema and Literature from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is a researcher at CONICET (the Argentine National Research Council) and at the Institute of Latin American Literature. He is professor of film studies at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Universidad del Cine. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the journals Las Ranas (arts, texts and translation), Otrocampo (film studies) and Cahiers du cinema (in Spain).

Professor Oubiña was a visiting Scholar at the University of London and a Visiting Professor at New York University and at the University of Bergen. His most recent books are Filmología. Ensayos con el cine (Manantial, 2000, winner of the Argentine National Arts Foundation Prize for best non-fiction book); El cine de Hugo Santiago (Festival de cine de Buenos Aires, 2002), Jean-Luc Godard: el pensamiento del cine (Paidós, 2003); Estudio crítico sobre La ciénaga, de Lucrecia Martel (Pic Nic, 2007); Una juguetería filosófica. De los cronofotógrafos a la tecnología digital (Manantial, forthcoming) and El silencio y sus bordes. Discursos extremos en la literatura y el cine argentinos, entre los 60 y los 70 (Santiago Arcos, forthcoming). He has received scholarships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, the British Council, the Fundación Antorchas, and the Fondo Nacional de las Artes.

Do23@nyu.edu

Ph.D. in Spanish & Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Princeton University

Dr. Cecilia Palmeiro specializes on contemporary Latin American cultural studies, with special attention to Argentinean and Brazilian literature and gender studies. Her main interests are critical theory, intellectual history and the relation between art and politics.

She has published a range of articles on contemporary Argentinean and Brazilian literature and gender issues, and translated contemporary Brazilian literature into Spanish. She is the author of Desbunde y felicidad. De la Cartonera a Perlongher (2011). Currently, she is working on a critical edition of Néstor Perlongher's correspondence: Política de amistad: Correspondencia reunida (forthcoming).

Cp77@nyu.edu

PhD in History and Art Theories, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Marta Penhos completed her PhD at the Universidad de Buenos Aires with a focus on representations of South America in the XVIII century. She is a professor at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and is currently completing a book on indigenous art in Argentina.

Professor Penhos has taught at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano en Buenos Aires (MALBA), Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Brasil), Museo de América (Madrid, España), and Universidad de Cuenca (Ecuador). She has published books and papers on Argentine and Latin American visual culture.

Mp158@nyu.edu

M.S. in Epidemiology, Administration and Health Policy, Universidad de Lanus

Eduardo Pérez earned his M.D. at the Universidad de Buenos Aires Medical School and later went on to specialize in Epidemiology at the Universidad de Lanus. He currently works at a public primary health care center in Buenos Aires, the public Hospital Tornu.

Professor Perez' post-graduate experience is divided into two different fields: he has health care experience in internal medicine, especially in HIV/AIDS, and he has nearly 10 years of experience working as an epidemiologist. Professor Perez has won several research grants for projects of his own and has also participated as a fellow in several collective works in the field of clinical and social epidemiology. He has published articles in national journals and has presented papers at in national and international conferences.

Ep73@nyu.edu

M.A. in Music Composition, New York University

Juan Raffo is a composer, arranger, conductor, keyboardist and music educator. He received a Summa Cum Laude Diploma in Jazz Composition from Berklee School of Music (Boston) and a Master of Arts degree in Music Composition from New York University, a graduate degree he obtained on a Fulbright scholarship. He is currently chairman of the harmony department at the Escuela de Música Contemporánea (EMC) where he also teaches. In addition he is director of the St. Andrew's School Alumni Club Band.

Professor Raffo has led various influential musical ensembles in the contemporary Argentinean popular music scene, such as El Güevo (“The Egg”) in the 80's and Monos con Navajas (“Monkeys with Knives,” co-led with bassist Willy González) in the 90's, the latter commended by the Konex foundation as one of the top five jazz ensembles in the decade spanning 1985-1995. Over the last five decades, he has worked as an arranger, keyboardist and/or musical director for some of the most outstanding representatives of Argentinean popular music: Vox Dei, Moris (1960's), Miguel Cantilo, León Gieco, Nito Mestre, Roque Narvaja (1970's), Juan Carlos Baglietto, Soda Stereo, Fontova, Sueter, Celeste Carballo (1980's), Manuel Wirzt, Los Piojos, Divididos, Ratones Paranoicos (1990's), Los Gardelitos and El Bordo (2000's). He has recorded and released three CDs, “Música de Flores, Vol. 1”, “Música de Flores, Vol. 2” and “Música de Flores, Vol. 3.

Web site: www.polloraffo.com

Jr196@nyu.edu

PhD in History, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Karina Ramaciotti received her undergraduate degree and her PhD at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She is a Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET).

Professor Ramaciotti has focused her research on the History of Argentina, and the History of Women and Gender in the twentieth-century. Her courses and publications explore questions of social policies, and deal with the History of Medicine and Gender in Argentina. She has published several Works, such as La política sanitaria del peronismo (Biblos, 2009) and co-edited Generando el Peronismo (Proyecto Editorial, 2004) and
La Fundación Eva Perón y las mujeres (Biblos, 2008). She has also published articles in Asclepio, Manghuinhos, Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe and Entrepasado and has received grants from Fundación Antorchas, Lasa and the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Professor Ramaciotti has also lectured in PH programas at the University of La Plata and the Unviersity of Buenos Aires and has been a visiting professor at Swarthmore College. Buenos Aires Program (2008 and 2009).

Kir1@nyu.edu

Licenciatura en Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Miguel Rosetti obtained his degree in Literature at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is currently carrying out a research on "vitalist literature in Latin America" and also works as a translator.

Professor Rosetti teaches Spanish in various private institutions and also at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Among his recent academic activities, he has taught a Master’s level “Comparative Literature” Theory & Practice” course at the University of Tres de Febrero and has been a researcher in literary cultural studies projects at the University of Buenos Aires: “Travel Imaginary, imaginary travels” and “Literature and ways of life”, both under direction of Prof. Daniel Link.

Mr2944@nyu.edu

PhD in Economics, Columbia University

Dr. Gabriel Sánchez holds a Licenciatura en Economía from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, and a PhD in Economics from Columbia University in New York. Dr. Sánchez is currently a Senior Country Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank.

Professor Sánchez’s professional and academic activities include economic research, macroeconomic and financial analysis, and business advising. His main research areas are economic growth and development, investment, technological innovation and international trade. His research has been published in prestigious academic journals and presented in national and international seminars and conferences, and he regularly contributes op-eds to the main economic and financial newspapers. He has previously taught “Introduction to Economic Issues: Argentine Political Economy” at NYU Buenos Aires. His previous activities include jobs at the International Monetary Fund and a teaching and research position at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He has also served as a consultant for the United Nations and the Interamerican Development Bank.

Gs112@nyu.edu

PhD Candidate in Latin American History, New York University

Martín Sivak holds a BA in Sociology (Universidad de Buenos Aires), a Master's degree from the Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London) and is currently completing a Doctorate in Latin American History at New York University (NYU).

Professor Sivak’s works include biography of Hugo Banzer (El dictador elegido), Mariano Grondona (El doctor) and a portrait of Evo Morales (Jefazo), also published in French and in English as Evo Morales, The extraordinary rise of the first indigenous president of Bolivia (Palgrave 2010). His journalistic and academic articles have appeared in English and Spanish book compilations. He previously taught “Introduction to Latin American Studies” at NYU Buenos Aires.

Mes520@nyu.edu

PhD in Literature, University of California Berkeley

Anna-Kazumi Stahl – NYUBA Site Director – is a fiction writer and PhD in literature. She received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of California Berkeley.

Born and educated in the USA, she has lived in Buenos Aires since 1995 and writes short stories and novels in Spanish. Her doctoral dissertation – treating the South American, USA and German literary traditions – focused on literature specifically influenced by transnational migration and multi-cultural encounters, a topic that informs her fiction writing as well as her research interests.

Deeply engaged with the vocation of teaching, Prof Stahl offers an intensive workshop in “Creative Writing” every semester at NYUBA. In addition, every Fall semester, she oversees the Gallatin “Great World Texts” program’s global version in Buenos Aires: this 12-week Gallatin tutorial has NYUBA students mentor local students in creative literary projects at an Argentine public high school.

As a fiction writer, Anna has published two books of fiction and numerous short stories in anthologies and journals in Argentina, other South American countries (Chile, Brazil), the US, Western Europe (France, Italy, Germany, Spain), and Japan. Her novel Flores de un solo dia (2003) was a finalist for the Romulo Gallegos prize for new Latin American fiction. Actively engaged in literary festivals, she collaborates regularly with the “MALBA-Literatura” program at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

She is an active member of PEN/Argentina and serves as well on the Board of the Fulbright Commission in Argentina.

Her short story collection Catástrofes naturales was published by Editorial Sudamericana in Buenos Aires in 1997, and selected stories from this volume have been chosen for inclusion in anthologies in the USA and Germany. Her novel Flores de un solo dia came out in 2002/2003; it was a finalist for the Romulo Gallegos prize for new Latin American fiction and, after publication in Argentina, was also published in Spain, Italy and France. Besides fiction, Anna Kazumi Stahl has published critical work on bi-cultural identity in Japan and in Argentina.

She currently teaches “Creative Writing” at NYU BA.

Aks5@nyu.edu

PhD in International Studies, John Hopkins University

Mariano Turzi earned his MA in Strategic Studies and PhD in International Studies, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), John Hopkins University. He is professor in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Torcuato Di Tella University and at the Argentine Foreign Service Institute. He contributes regularly with OpEds in the most important argentine newspapers.

Professor Turzi’s research interests are emerging powers, China and international relations of Latin America. He has published articles in journals and in 2011 he authored the book Mundo BRICS ("BRICS world").

Mt118@nyu.edu

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Juan Raffo

Juan Raffo is a composer, arranger, conductor, keyboardistand music educator. In the academic field, he has received a Summa Cum LaudeDiploma in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music (Boston)and a Master of Arts degree in Composition from New York University,having pursued this graduate study under the auspices of a Fulbrightscholarship.

He has led various influential groups in the Argentinean contemporarypopular music scene, such as El Güevo (“The Egg”) in the 80’s and Monos conNavajas (“Monkeys with Knives,” co-led with bassist Willy González) in the90’s, which were commended by the Konex foundation as one of the top five jazzensembles in the decade spanning 1985-1995.

Simultaneously, he has worked as an arranger, keyboardist and/or musicaldirector for some of the most outstanding representatives of the last fivedecades of Argentinean popular music: Vox Dei, Moris (1960’s), Miguel Cantilo,León Gieco, Nito Mestre, Roque Narvaja (1970’s), Juan Carlos Baglietto, SodaStereo, Fontova, Sueter, Celeste Carballo (1980’s), Manuel Wirzt, Los Piojos,Divididos, Ratones Paranoicos (the 90’s), Los Gardelitos and El Bordo (2000’s).

Since 1990, he has been carrying out extensive teaching activities in theareas of arranging, composition, keyboards and ensemble workshops. He iscurrently chairman of the harmony department as well as a teacher at theEscuela de Música Contemporánea (EMC) in Buenos Aires,professor of “The Music of Latin America” at the NYU in Buenos Aires study abroad program, anddirector of the St. Andrew’s School Former Pupils’ Club Band.

He is devoted to writing his own music and organizing ensembles for itsrecording and public performance. At this moment, he is presenting his CD,“Guarda que viene el Tren / Música de Flores, Vol. 1”, and preparing materialfor “Música de Flores, Vol. 2”.

Website: www.polloraffo.com

 

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