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Federico Britos: Hot Club of the Americas

Read "Hot Club of the Americas" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Violinist extraordinaire Federico Britos originally from Montevideo, Uruguay and affectionately referred to by his close friends as “Federico the Uruguayan"--state's one of his closest colleagues, Paquito D'Rivera--has always had a particular affinity for the music of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the renowned Hot Club of France. Britos pays tribute to the music of that era with one major cultural twist, he designs a unique interpretation of the rhythm-based music with the stylish Latin-flavored Hot Club of the Americas billed ...

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Federico Britos: Voyage

Read "Voyage" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The world continues to awake to the rising tide of undiscovered music and musicians from the South American paradigm, in an almost ironic kind of reversal of Alejo Carpentier's voyage of musical discovery in his 1953 work, The Lost Steps. As this is going on, the Uruguayan violinist Federico Britos celebrates five decades in the lonely and all-but-forgotten Chair of the Magisterium of South American Music with a spectacular Sunnyside offering, Voyage. This sojourn, documented at several moments in time, ...

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Federico Britos: Candombe & Jazz

Read "Candombe & Jazz" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

One of the aspects that gives music its inherent beauty lies in the universality it can enfold. When the players have empathy for, and the sensitivity to mould, the different strains, the experience can be compelling. Britos has that perception. He melds jazz and candombe, which is an African derived rhythm that has been part of Uruguayan culture for two centuries; but he takes his conception even further. Derivatives of the melody and the harmonic concept of “Malungo” can be ...


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