About this Event
Argentine accordionist Brittes has been described by University of Texas professor Mark Brill as one of the three principal accordionists of the important traditional South American chamamé musical genre, a 400-year old musical expression declared as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO that was born of the encounter between native Guaraní cultures and the Baroque musical influences brought by Jesuits in the Mission period. 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. He has published a book titled “The Origins of Chamamé”.
The Quartet is composed of: Alejandro Brittes (accordion), André Ely (7-stringed guitar), Charlise Bandeira (flute), and Carlos de Césaro (contrabass). The Quartet produces multilingual public performances, lecture-demonstrations, masterclasses and multi-day residencies with existing ensembles using arrangements of Brittes´s original compositions. For Fall 2023 North America touring, Alejandro Brittes Quartet is supported by Ibermúsicas/Mid Atlantic Arts´ Iber Exchange program. The ensemble will be featured at venues such as: U.S. Library of Congress, George Mason University, The Trust Performing Arts Center, Levitt Pavilion Westport, among others.
For more information on Alejandro Brittes Quartet, visit https://en.alejandrobrittes.com/
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
McNeir Hall, New North Building | Georgetown University, Georgetown University's main campus, Washington, United States