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    The amazing Brazilian Bandolinista (Brazilian mandolinist) Hamilton de Holanda is touring US in his Hamilton de Holanda Trio. First show is in Maryland/DC.

    If you enjoy choro music this is a special treat. If not take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoqWoPSvE6g

    Hamilton de Holanda is one of the most acclaimed Brazilian contemporary musicians, known for his tour-de-force compositions and stunning command of his instrument—the bandolim, or mandolin. “Virtuosic,” “brilliant,” and the “Jimi Hendrix of the mandolin” are some of ways that this musician who sets world audiences ablaze has been described.

    “He is the personification of everything we want in a musician…. He has depth of soul and feeling.
    He is a national treasure!” — Wynton Marsalis


    Date: Friday, August 3 at 8PM (doors open at 7PM)
    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1030990867058431/

    Event details and tickets: https://www.sambajig.com/event/hamil...-holanda-trio/

    Tickets: $35/ticket

    Location: MilkBoy ArtHouse, 7416 Baltimore Avenue
    College Park, MD 20740 United

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    I’ll be there for sure.

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    Free concert in Central Park, NYC on Sunday Aug 5. Details HERE.

    It looks like a diverse program of Brazilian music!

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    I was at the College park show.

    Just. Wow.

    Hamilton again proving that 8 is not enough. 10-string rules.
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    Wish he was coming to the Chicago area!

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    Here's a phone pic from the show.

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    From the second row I found the bass a bit too loud and tubby and couldn't hear a lot of the obviously great playing by the bassist, but Hamilton's sound was good, and plenty loud. He's using a clip-on mic plus an internal pickup, two cables coming out of his 10-string. Great percussive playing as well as lyrical, some solo tunes, including leading the audience's singing in a slow and gentle Chega de Saudade. One couple entertained us with wonderful dancing to a lively number.

    Percussion consisted of the two visible toms, the smaller of which was the main drum when the drummer was using brushes. He had a conga that was only the head and a rim, which still produced multiple pitches and sounds. He switched from brushes to hands and occasionally a stick, with a shaker attached to his left foot (miked) while right foot was working a very small bass drum.

    A huge sound from the three players, showing a power hard to achieve with guitar, I'd say. Hamilton spent a lot of time playing chords rhythmically as the solo voice, not just single-note lines. Also he does a lot of duo style and counterpoint playing, especially when solo. When he is playing chords he moves through changes rapidly like jazz guitarists.

    A thrilling performance, and I am grateful to have been there. I was lucky enough to catch Dudu Maia in Chicago a few years ago on a double bill with Don Stiernberg, so I've seen my two favorite 10-string players live now. Back to practicing.
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