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Alejandro Brittes

at San Miguel Chapel
401 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe NM 87501
Other Events at San Miguel Chapel

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $30 - $50

Tickets cost $30 and $50 (plus service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Alejandro is particularly excited to be performing in San Miguel Chapel! Much of his music and research explores how the unique chamamé music of Argentina grew from a melding of indigenous Guaraní culture and Baroque music introduced by Jesuit missionaries, so the setting is perfect. If chamamé sounds familiar, we have brought it to New Mexico once before, when another leading practitioner and sometime collaborator Chango Spasiuk came to ¡Globalquerque! in 2007.

Hailed by the Boston Globe as a "premier exponent of Chamamé," composer and researcher Alejandro Brittes explores his chamamé heritage, an ancestral rhythm connecting us with the Earth and the Universe through music and dance, which was born of the encounter between the ritual musicality of the indigenous Guaraní and Baroque music. Having toured extensively in South America and Europe, Brittes recently completed a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Iber Exchange-supported 2023 U.S. East Coast Tour: Library of Congress, Georgetown University, Hamilton College, The Trust PAC (PA), Levitt Pavilion (CT), and other venues.

Alejandro's concerts establish a connection with the earth, with the origins of the music of his home region and with the universe, in primordial verticality. His trademark is to employ his accordion as if it were a bandoneón, in conversation between the left and right hands, achieving that the instrument be utilized in its highest performance. The basses of the left hand are masterfully explored, because according to Alejandro, the low basses connect us with the earth, and the right hand button keyboard, beyond providing melody to the music, elevates us to the Universe.

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