Linda Briceno, A young Venezuelan performer Linda Bricefio owns an impressive list of achievements: trumpet player, singer, big band director and composer. Brought up in the El Sistema music education system, she was a leader of the Simon Bolivar Big Band, one of the leading youth jazz ensembles in the world. in 2014, her first album, Tiempo, was nominated for two Latin Grammies, including Best New Artist. Wynton Marsalis once said about her ”There is a weight in her sound, weight, weight. This, you either have it or you don’t, and it is very unusual for such a young person to have it the way she does.” Meanwhile, in 2012 the World Economic Forum named Briceno a Young Global Shaper in recognition of her efforts as a musician and entrepreneur in developing empowerment strategies for young artists, especially musicians, to assert their rights as creative individuals and also as a collective in Latin America.
At the end of this year, Linda premieres her first 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.