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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

For more than two decades, Boston-based vocalist/composer Mili Bermejo has transcended the borders between cultures and musical genres. Her music blends the beautiful stories and infectious rhythms of authentic Latin American poetry/folk music with social awareness and jazz improvisation.

Critics have called her “the Latin equivalent of Abbey Lincoln...a singer/composer who challenges us with her musical honesty” (Cadence) and described her inclusive sound as “part poetry-folk, part Sarah Vaughn sophistication” (Boston Magazine) and the place “where jazz meets Latin with elegance and soul” (Boston Globe)....
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”Mili Bermejo remains one of the most, if not the absolutely most, emotive singer of Latin Jazz music currently recording...the Latin equivalent of Abbey Lincoln. Strong music from a singer/composer who challenges us with her musical honesty.”
--Alan Bargebuhr, Cadence

”Cross-cultural projects are now commonplace, but Mili Bermejo's aesthetic has always been singular...long a fixture on the Boston scene, [she] combines all manner of Latin American folk in a way that gives her music a flavor that’s as up-to-the-minute as it is Old World. She has a cabaret performer's ability to get across a song, and she expressed alternating currents of sadness and humor with understated dramatic flair.”
--Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix

”Mili Bermejo's lovely and heartfelt new CD, A Time for Love, was born out of sorrow and loss. It mixes Spanish and English lyrics with Bermejo's graceful, wordless vocal improvisations...

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Music

Featured recording “De Tierra”

De Tierra

Ediciones Pentagrama
2007
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    A Time For Love

    Ediciones Pentagrama
    2004
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    Pienso el Sur

    Ediciones Pentagrama
    2002
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    Identidad

    Xenophile Records
    1996
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    ¡Ay Amor!

    Xenophile Records
    1992
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