Alejandro Brittes Quartet
in the Cabaret Theater
Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Runtime: 1 hour, no intermission
Recommended ages: All Ages Welcome
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Alejandro Brittes Quartet is based out of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil. The unique ensemble innovatively explores the traditional, cross-border chamamé musical genre whose epicenter is northeast Argentina, a confluence of indigenous Guaraní and Iberian Baroque influences, slow-cooked over centuries. Chamamé has been declared as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The ensemble is composed of Alejandro Brittes (accordion) from Argentina, Charlise Bandeira (flute), André Ely (seven-stringed guitar), and Carlos de Césaro (contrabass), all three from Brazil.
Brittes´s musical career spans over 30 years, he has 100 original compositions and 9 albums, and has performed in 10 nations in the Americas and Europe, collaborating with chamamé legends such as Raúl Barboza and Chango Spasiuk. For 2023 U.S. touring, Alejandro Brittes Quartet is supported by Ibermúsicas/Mid Atlantic Arts' Iber Exchange program, and the Lei de Incentivo a Cultura – Rouanet of the Federal Government of Brazil.