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Danilo Brito is a Brazilian mandolinist and composer, whose music importance lies on his unique soloist skills and the widely recognized representation of Brazilian Instrumental music.
Soon after he was born, Danilo started playing by ear, listening to his Dad’s old LPs and then playing at traditional jams in São Paulo. He became a self-taught musician by listening and researching.
By the time he was 13, he had recorded his first album.
When he was only 19, he was chosen for Brazil’s most prestigious VISA Award for Best Instrumental Player by a panel of some of the most respected composers, performers and maestros. He won the award against 514 competitors, including some of the best instrumental players of the world.
Danilo is a master of Choro, a Brazilian musical genre that combines rhythm, melody, counterpoints and improvisation, demanding considerable technique of its players and composers. It was born in the 1870s, based on Classical European music and influenced by African rythms. Brazilian music became known around the world with Samba and Bossa Nova, but Choro is their precursor. It was the school of revolutionary musicians such as Heitor Villa-Lobos and Antônio Carlos Jobim, and is kept alive today in the interests of youth, in new composers and phenomenal players. It can be said that Choro is to Brazil what jazz is to the United States.