La Brigida Orquesta

La Brigida Orquesta (Chile)


With their unique mix of jazz and hip-hop with powerful lyrics, surprising and ingenious arrangements suggestive of classical and film music, arresting presentation and impeccable musicianship, La Brigida Orquestra have been selling out venues in Chile since their 2017 inception. Led by pianist and composer Gabo Paillao and fronted by vocalist Matias, and comprised of experienced players from the Chilean music scene, including members of Mapocho Orchestra, Portavoz, Conchalí Big Band and Newen Afrobeat, they were nominated in six different categories at the 2019 Indigo Awards, and that year embarked on their first international tour, performing at Oslo World Festival, and in Malmö, Barcelona, Copenhagen and Berlin, where they recorded a live album. Their 2022 release, Antipoda, follows an aesthetic quest for an analogue, live recording format inspired by the big-bands of the 1950s.