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Alejandro Brittes creates the first Book accompanied by a course on the González System.

With more than 30 years studying and improving his accordion, Brittes created a Book accompanied by an Online Course containing accordion technique for the González System. The Book and Course are developed for the two main tunings of this System; D/G and G/C. Both materials have scales, thirds, sixths, chords and arpeggios. Alejandro has used the González System since the beginning of his studies. His first instrument, a gift from accordionist Fito Ledesma, was adapted by Roque González himself at the request of Fito Ledesma, Manuel Zbinden and Nini Flores.

Brittes says that: “The desire to create material about the Gonzaléz Accordion System has been with me for a long time. I remember when I started studying the technique with maestro Nini Flores before he left for France and how much I needed a “manual” on how to move forward with my instrument… In fact, before his physical disappearance, we were thinking about creating a book together.

Argentina Brazil Chamber Of Commerce Becomes The First Commercial Association Supporting Alejandro Brittes – Cambras.

On March 22, 2024, CAMBRAS, based in Buenos Aires (AR), committed to supporting the (L)ESTE tour of Alejandro Brittes and Orquestra Barroca, in Argentina, which will take place in 2024. CAMBRAS was founded in 1915 with the aim of promoting the development of commercial, social and cultural relations between Argentina and Brazil.

Lucia Barrozo, General Secretary of the Association, emphasized the importance of the Institution’s support for the initiative of Suzana Guzmán, producer of Ale Brittes in Argentina and reiterated the Institution’s purpose of supporting and valuing the (L)ESTE Project; a project that proposes artistic, cultural, educational actions and promotion of the creative economy. The partnership seals a new cycle for the Artist’s productions in País Hermano.

Alejandro Brittes lights up the 33rd Fiesta Nacional de Chamamé in Corrientes Argentina.

On January 22, 2024, Alejandro Brittes accompanied by André Ely on seven-string guitar and Carlos Eduardo de Césaro on electric bass performed at the Fiesta Nacional del Chamamé in Corrientes in Argentina.

The festival is considered the “Mecca” of rhythm. On Sunday night, Brittes by a packed amphitheater that overflowed with sapucay screams in each song.

The Library Of Congress Through The Folklife Musican Center Program Published the interview and Concert by Alejandro Brittes.

On January 5, 2023, the Library Of Congress publishes on its official YouTube channel the interview conducted with Brittes at the Thomas Jefferson Building – Coolidge Auditorium by Douglas Peach. Lasting 34 minutes, the conversation covered topics related to the musical career and the history of Chamamé. Peach highlighted the importance and honor of the artist’s presence in this place numerous times.

In addition to the interview, on the same day the concert was released, which was recorded in the same location, where Brittes with his group composed of André Ely on seven-string guitar, Carlos Eduardo de Césaro on double bass, Charlise Bandeira on flute and percussion and José Curbelo on accordion performed the show. The concert received countless applause and marked the history of the Chamamé rhythm as it was the first time that a Chamamecero accordionist played on this stage.

Chamamé is played for the first time at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC

With an expressive audience, the (L)ESTE concert by Alejandro Brittes with the Orquestra Barroca and conducted by maestro Fernando Cordella held on October 24, 2023 was a success with the public and repertoire that brought new music, sound and a specially built set for the show. With a finely tuned production with 30 professionals from different areas, the show will follow the 2023 calendar for two more cities in Rio Grande do Sul.

In November it will take place on the 11th at Praça da Lagoa in São Borja and on December 3rd in the city of São Miguel das Missões.

Chamamé is played for the first time at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC

On September 21, 2023, Alejandro Brittes accompanied by André Ely on seven-string guitar, Charlise Bandeira on flute and percussion and Carlos Eduardo de Césaro on Double Bass performed a concert at the Library Of Congress in Washington, DC at Theatro Thomas Jefferson Building – Coolidge Auditorium. In addition to the concert, Brittes conducted an interview mediated by Mr. Douglas D. Peach who is a specialist in Living Traditions at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

The interview covered relevant topics in his career and the history Chamamé, which is today an Intangible Heritage of Humanity. At the opportune moment, a copy of the book: A Origem do Chamamé – Uma História was donated to the institution’s catalog to be told (De Rossi and Brittes) and the album (L)ESTE. After the interview, the concert took place, which was recorded by LOC and will be shown together with the interview on the official Library Of Congress page in October 2023.

According to Mr. Peach “It was a very special and important event for us at the American Center for Popular Tradition”. Yesterday’s event allowed our folklore and culture, especially Chamamé, to be included in one of the largest databases in the world and can be used as research into our history.

The Library of Congress ( LOC ) is a research library in Washington, D.C. that serves as a research service of the United States Congress and as the de facto national library of the United States .

Founded in 1800, the library is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. The Library is housed in three buildings next to the Capitol and is one of the largest libraries in the world.

Its collection contains approximately 173 million items and has more than 3,000 employees. Its “collections are universal, not limited by subject, format, or national border, and include research materials from all parts of the world and in more than 470 languages.”

Project (L)ESTE, created by Alejandro Brittes, builds loyalty for new sponsors.

The (L)ESTE concert, through the Culture Incentive Law – Lei Rouanet, has three new sponsors to hold three concerts in 2023.

The cities chosen for the second phase are; São Miguel das Missões, São Borja and Porto Alegre. Two in the Missões Region and the third in the capital of Rio Grande do Sul. The brands that will be part of this stage are: Redemaq, Pirahy Alimentos and Roda Pneus, the project has the support of Tenondé Park hotel, IPHAN – São Miguel (RS) and São Miguel City Hall.

In São Miguel das Missões (RS) the show will take place in front of the Ruins of the São Miguel Arcanjo Church on November 12, 2023, at 7 pm and in Porto Alegre, the concert will take place on October 24, at 9 pm at Theatro São Pedro . All presentations will be free to the public. The proposal, however, has a fundraising balance and is receiving other sponsors for another concert.

Alejandro Brittes is selected to represent Brazilian Music at MICA 23 in Buenos Aires – Argentina.

In the face of countless proposals from several Brazilian artists sent to the Notice organized by the Ministry of Culture of Brazil, Alejandro Brittes and his producer Magali de Rossi, will go to Buenos Aires to participate in MICA 2023.

The event will take place from the 1st to the 4th of June in Buenos Aires at the CCK-Centro Cultural Kirchner. MICA is the biggest event in the culture industry in Latin America and will receive around 100 countries in order to promote the music chain.

Alejandro Brittes will present In the month of May
a series of videos for Music of the Americas.

The (L)ESTE concert begins its international journey with the release of three music clips from the show together with Music Of The Americas from New York, a culturally relevant project from the United States that provides space and actions to spread Latin American music .

The material was recorded in Porto Alegre and prepares the project’s possible tour in 2024.

Alejandro Brittes to be the first chamamé accordionist to perform in the Library of Congress on September 21st, 2023

Alejandro Brittes has been invited by the American Folklife Center to perform at the Library of Congress in the capital of the United States of America, Washington, D.C., which is the largest library in the world, and is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress

Chamamé will be received with honors in the United States in the form of Alejandro Brittes Quartet, an important moment in South American music.

The 2023 U.S. tour has the support of Ibermúsicas, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Funarte with production by Ocho Bajos and Home Team Mgmt.

Alejandro Brittes is again invited to
the program Galpão Crioulo.

 

Alejandro Brittes, with his ensemble, is invited to participate in the program Galpão Crioulo of RBS/TV to speak about his artistic career, his music and his touring. You can watch the program following the link below:

“No Nosso Pod” podcast receives Alejandro Brittes.

The podcast, “No Nosso Pod” invited Alejandro Brittes to participate in its 21st program. It was an informal interview full of stories and Brittes´ childhood memories with a unique sound track: Chamamé and Beat Box. You can watch the program here:

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Concert (L)este : What moves us?

 

Alejandro Brittes accompanied by Fernando Cordella and Orquestra Barroca performed on January 16 at Theatro Guarany, in the city of Pelotas, RS, at the 11th Edition SESC International Music Festival.

On the 16/01th, Chamamé connected us to the universe and with the earth in its first essence, that of mantra! Leaving a trail of love and hope for each and every one at Theatro Guarany.
“With more than 30 years of career, I was nervous and excited. Our team was thrilled! The audience was thrilled! Galleries, audience, crowded theater and an energy that can only be generated by a cosmic force much bigger than us”.
Gratitude is the word! To Sesc RS, to the professionals who are part of the Festival and to the Universe for bringing us together for and through Chamamé. And a thank you filled with love to the Lady who honored us with her affection and positive energy at the end of the Concert. She made us sure about what moves us and that, in fact, Chamamé is magic.
Thank you Fernando Cordella (harpsichord), Giovani dos Santos and Márcio Cecconello (violins), Érico Marques (oboe and English horn), Diego Schuck Biasibetti (cello and viola da Gamba), Ricardo Arenhaldt (percussion), André Ely (seven-string guitar), Carlos de Césaro (bass), Magali de Rossi in production and Darcila Rodriguês in marketing.

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Alejandro Brittes & Orquestra Barroca – Theatro Guarany

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It’s official: Alejandro Brittes Quartet confirmed for Ibermúsicas and Mid Atlantic Project 2022 – US Tour

The Quartet created by the accordionist Alejandro Brittes, with Charlise Bandeira on the flute, André Ely on the seven-string guitar and Carlos Eduardo de Césaro on the double bass was selected among thousands of proposals in the public notice – Assistance to the music sector for circulation in the United States.– Collaboration project between Ibermúsicas and Mid Atlantic Arts 2022.

The tour will take place in 2023/24 in 2023 will take place in the months of September and October. In addition to the concerts, the tour includes several cultural and academic activities on the book “The origin of Chamamé” (Brittes/De Rossi) and musical workshops in places such as: Georgetown University in Washington, D.C, George Mason University in Fairfax and Morgan Arts Council in Berkeley Springs, among others.

The American production is in charge of the producer Home Team Mgmt that signs a contract with Alejandro Brittes for those two years.

Alejandro Brittes receives the 2022 Açorianos Award.

The award for Best Arrangement in the 2022 Açoriano awards went to the album “(L)ESTE”, de Alejandro Brittes for the track “Vientos del Este” .

The artist received the Açoriano award for Best Arrangement in a ceremony realized in the Teatro Renascença, Nov.22, 2022, in Porto Alegre – RS.

The album “(L)ESTE” was nominated in four categories: Best Instrumental Album, Best Composer, Best Instrumentalist together with Giovani dis Santos, violist on the album, and Best Arrangement together with figures such as Yamandú Costa, Bebê Kramer, Roger Correa, Cristian Sperandir and OSPA:

The award was given by the Secretariat of Culture of Porto Alegre. It is important to emphasize that this is one of the most important awards of Rio Grande do Sul.

More than happy with the 2022 Açorianos award.

I dedicate this award to all the chamameceros, to maestro Fernando Cordella for all the arrangements and love…to Odair Teixeira, my partner in composing “Vientos del Este” that was selected by the jury. To André, my colleague of show many performances, who was present from the beginning of the construction of the album “(L)ESTE”.

I dedicate this award to my colleagues in recording, production, our sponsors, and particularly to the musicians who gave their heart and soul in the musical creation process.

Thanks to the members of the jury and the Secretariat of Culture and musical coordination of the city of Porto Alegre.

Alejandro Brittes

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