“Who said that youngsters do not like choro?” - O Estado de São Paulo – Danilo Brito is the
Em: 1/9/2004 00:00:00
Choro was the biggest star on stage at the 7th Brazilian Music VISA Awards yesterday, ending with the crowning of 19-year-old Danilo Brito as champion, at Municipal Theater of São Paulo. Usually shy, Brito didn’t hide his nervousness when he was announced as the winner “Danilo, now that you know you are the great winner of the night, do this, show your magnitude in playing the mandolin”, said the journalist Chico Pinheiro who was presenting the event.
Danilo, in his speech, thank for the award and congratulated the other musicians. He was brief and direct: “I promise to take care of our music. The very Brazilian music.”
Danilo amazed since the first stage, everytime been considered one of the favorites. The first piece executed by the young mandolin player, that has many cheerers in the audience, was É Do Que Há, a piece by the clarinetist Luís Americano. In his secund piece performance, Choro da Saudade, of the great Paraguayan composer Augustin Barrios, technical problems cut off the sound, what made the audience claim for the music to be repeated. Fixed the problem, Brito repeated the performance and was acclaimed by the audience, that standed up to applaud. The audience came even more excited with the piece he had chosen to close the night, o choro Picadinho à Baiana, of the mandolin player Luperce Miranda.