On the CD “Felicidade,” renowned Paraguayan guitarist Berta Rojas and the National Symphonic Orchestra of Paraguay—under the direction of the Argentine maestro Popi Spatocco—are joined by three legendary contributors to the rich story of Brazilian music: Gilberto Gil, Toquinho and Ivan Lins.
“History of Tango”, Berta Roja’s latest album in collaboration with the iconic Argentinian orchestra Camerata Bariloche, with 12 pieces than render a special tribute to the genre.
“History of Tango” was recorded in Estudio ION in Buenos Aires, where Astor Piazzola himself recorded 5 albums. The album covers some of the most iconic tango pieces specially arranged by Carlos Franzetti, Grammy and Latin Grammy winner.
“…irresistible disc featuring guitarist Berta Rojas and Camerata Bariloche.”
Donald Rosemberg, Gramophone
“From the first track with instruments from a landfill to a final track of celebration, Salsa Roja is a portrayal of life and love. Above poverty, above loneliness, above sadness, love and music and the love of music carries on in a dance without end“
World Music Report, Canada – Raul da Gama
Grammy Award Winner Paquito D’Rivera pairs with guitarist extraordinaire, Berta Rojas on an exciting and singular duet. Together, they pay tribute to jewels of the Paraguayan musical tradition including pieces by the great composer Agustin Barrios. Together they present a program that is attractive and fun to listen to, which received unanimous critical accolades:
“Día y Medio (A Day and a Half) is the staggering new collaborative album by Berta Rojas and Paquito D’Rivera. In a word, Paraguay has much to celebrate and the world should be celebrating with them, especially in the new-found exposure to the amazing music of this amazing country. This new CD from Rojas and D’Rivera is the soundtrack of rediscovery and celebration.“
The Jazz Times – Travis Rogers Jr.
“Terruño contains some of the most exciting pieces recently written for solo guitar.”
Brad Conroy – Guitar International
Two master performers: Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Berta Rojas embark on an eclectic and universal journey.
“Spectacular duo of Carlos Barbosa-Lima and Berta Rojas with a program of South American music…”
David Bernard – Soundboard Magazine
“Only once in a great while does a classical guitar CD come along which is so impeccable in every aspect of professionalism-heart touching musical artistry, interesting repertoire, and excellent technical production. Paraguayan guitarist Berta Rojas' Cielo Abierto is one of these.”
Jim McCutcheon – Soundboard
The foremost Paraguayan Guitarist, Berta Rojas, pays tribute to the foremost Paraguayan composer, Agustin Barrios.
“Not to be missed if the original release escaped you.”
Zane Turner – MusicWeb International
Director Marcelo Martinessi leads us down the road to nostalgia. Eight video clips take us on a tour of Paraguay accompanied by a musical instrument: the guitar; a composer: Agustin Barrios; and a performer: Berta Rojas.
“…visually captivating… ”
Colin Cooper – Classical Guitar Magazine
Berta Rojas' arrangements of Paraguayan music as recorded in Cielo Abierto:
La Jornada by Juan Manuel Acevedo
Navidad by Jorge Lobito Martinez
La Balada del Indio by Ismael Ledesma
Published by Berben, Italy, 2006
Pianist, composer, arranger, educator and musician, Lobito Martinez was a precursor of the World Music movement and the fusion of jazz and Paraguayan music, this recording is the best expression of his musical legacy and a creative point of reference for the new musical generations of his country.
Nicolas Caballero is a masterful performer of Paraguayan folk music. The works selected for this recording are rhythmic, fun and joyful collecting sounds from a hidden, mysterious and unknown country.
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