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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--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...