Brazilian Mandolinist DANILO BRITO

with featured guest guitarist Carlos Moura

Sunday, May 23 @ 4:15 PM EST

Danilo Brito was born into a home that brimmed with love for some of Brazil’s greatest music. From the day he arrived from the hospital maternity ward, he heard his father play the mandolin and from the phonograph recordings of his country’s musical treasures, especially Jacob do Bandolim. He, too, fell in love with this music and the mandolin, beginning a journey, at first unconscious, to become both guardian and scion of Brazil’s musical innovations.

For his virtual return to Kerrytown Concert House, he will show the genius embodied in compositions by Pixinguinha, João Pernambuco, Ernesto Nazareth, Luperce Miranda, and Jacob do Bandolim; and show his voice both as interpreter and composer in the performance of his own works. Joining him will be the foundation of his various groups, 7-string guitarist Carlos Moura.

While live concert work has been made impossible by virtue of the pandemic, Brito has created another way to communicate his art. His new YouTube channel is filled with presentations, with both Portuguese and English subtitles, that introduce viewers to much of the foundational knowledge that he has gained in his journey. Started only one year ago, the channel now has more than 26,000 subscribers. As he told the audience in 2004 when winning Brazil’s most prestigious musical award, he continues “to take care of our music.”

Playing for you here at Kerrytown Concert House, I feel as if I am playing for you in my own living room.
– Danilo Brito, at his last KCH performance in September 2019

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