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Mili Bermejo

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).

“Cross-cultural projects are now commonplace,” writes the Boston Phoenix's Jon Garelick, “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.”

Daughter of the late Mexican composer Guillermo Bermejo and his wife Luz, an Argentinean tango singer, Ms. Bermejo's blood already contained the wealth of two musical cultures at birth. She was born in Buenos Aires, but raised in the socially and artistically diverse environment of Mexico City where she grew up internalizing the music and political statements made by the Argentineans, Chileans, Brazilians and Uruguayans who fled bloody dictatorships at home.

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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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Albums

Album De Tierra by Mili Bermejo

De Tierra

Ediciones Pentagrama
2007

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Album A Time For Love by Mili Bermejo

A Time For Love

Ediciones Pentagrama
2004

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Album Pienso el Sur by Mili Bermejo

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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Album Arte del Dúo by Mili Bermejo

Arte del Dúo

Ediciones Pentagrama
0

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Los que se Aman

Los que se Aman

Mili Bermejo
Arte del Dúo

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