ANFTD #55: Linda Briceño

Linda Briceño - Ella Bric

Dave talks to Linda Briceño — also known as Ella Bric — trumpeter, songwriter, singer and producer. In 2014, Linda’s first album, Tiempo, was nominated for two Latin Grammys, including Best New Artist and Best Pop Traditional Album. In her latest work, Linda premieres a video series named “Ella Bric” where she seeks to tell her experience as an immigrant and activist through the creation of a character where she fuses for the first time her music, film, storytelling and other forms of artistic expression, with the aim of confronting issues of social interest such as inequality, poverty and the environmental and political crisis in Latin American countries.

Linda and Dave talk about El Sistema, the music education system devised in Venezuela, being a trumpeter, producing and arranging, and Linda’s role as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.

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Edited by Geoffrey Countryman

UPLIFT | Nine: Shine Like the Dawn

UPLIFT Nine: Shine Like the Dawn

This song is about support for the humanities: arts, culture, philosophy, language, love. Such a crucial part of who we all are, and yet so overlooked in our government, in our political environment. How often do we think about working to support the people that we actually are, our cultures and traditions? One of the groups I appreciate working in this country is Americans for The Arts. They are doing what they can to bring the fight to congress for strengthening support for arts and humanities.

The phrase Shine Like The Dawn comes from Psalm 37, which talks about good works on behalf of others. I hope you’ll join us. And enjoy the music!

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New Rudy Royston album ‘Flatbed Buggy’ available for pre-order

We’re excited to announce that the new Rudy Royston album Flatbed Buggy will be released on October 26.

The new album, Rudy's third as a bandleader, features thirteen original compositions for a new chamber-like quintet that includes Gary Versace (accordion), John Ellis (bass clarinet/saxophones), Hank Roberts (cello) and Joe Martin (bass).

Check out the album’s title track, on Apple Music and Spotify.

Pre-order the album now on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and you’ll receive the lead track instantly!

And watch for tour dates to be announced soon!

Enjoy the music!