Brazilian Choro With Alvorado

Brazilian Choro With Alvorado
Tuesday 2 May 2017

Alvorado

Doors: 7pm till 11pm
Entry Price: £5 at the door
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A night of red-hot Brazilian choro music with Alvorado at Jamboree.

Alvorada is a London-based group who play Brazilian Choro music of all styles, including lesser-known works and original compositions, exploring influences from all over Brazil (and London). They play choros with the irrisistable swing of samba from the South and baião from the Northeast, and even in the style of frevo, a Carnival dance from the Northeast! Since many of the Choros are the band’s own compositions, so you may find a Cockney twist to them…

Choro emerged in Rio in the late 19th century as a mixture of European harmony with African rhythm and improvisation, in a similar way to jazz and ragtime. The word ‘choro’ comes from the Portuguese verb ‘chorar’, which means ‘to cry’. Indeed, Choro music certainly has its fair share of tear-inducing laments. But Choro is mostly known for its lively, playful and syncopated melodies in the traditional setting of a ‘roda’; that is, with musicians playing informally around the table (drinking plenty of beer – provided by the loving fans, of course!).

Alvorada have the traditional instrumentation of the ‘regional’ choro ensemble:

Andrew Woolf – clarinet
Rachel Hayter – flute
Luiz Morais – 7 string guitar
Jeremy Shaverin – cavaquinho
Alua Nascimento – pandeiro

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