Event Concerts and Performances Alejandro Brittes Quartet, Masters of Chamamé
Date and Location
When: Thursday, September 21, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Add to calendar
Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium (LJG45A)
10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540
The event is free, but timed-entry passes are required to enter the Library of Congress. Click the "Get Passes" link below and select a timed-entry pass for your preferred entry time. No other ticket besides the timed-entry pass is required.
For more information, please call 202-707-1743. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.
Join the Library as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of exciting programs and activities, beginning with a celebration of music from Brazil and Argentina. Alejandro Brittes Quartet innovatively explores the traditional, cross-border chamamé musical genre, a confluence of indigenous Guaraní and Iberian Baroque influences, slow-cooked over centuries.
The unique ensemble, based in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil, is composed of Alejandro Brittes (accordion) from Argentina, as well as Charlise Bandeira (flute), André Ely (seven-stringed guitar), and Carlos de Césaro (contrabass), all three from Brazil. Chamamé, whose epicenter is northeast Argentina, has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Brittes´s musical career spans over 30 years. He has published 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.
This event is made possible in part with the support of the Embassy of Argentina
This event is supported by the Hispanic Cultural Society
This event is free, but timed-entry passes are required to enter the Library of Congress. Click the "Get Tickets" link above and select a timed-entry pass for your preferred entry time. No other ticket besides the timed-entry pass is required.