On November 5th - 7th, 2016, those who appreciate the genuine sound of Brazilian instrumental music will have the opportunity to enjoy the Second International Choro Festival in the City of New York.
The Festival aims to promote and preserve the “Choro” – the oldest Brazilian musical style and part of Brazil's rich instrumental music tradition since the nineteenth century in all regions of the country.The festival brings together local and Brazilian musicians presenting traditional Choro and new compositions.
2016 Choro Festival Program is full of great attractions! Luiz Simas & Marilynn Mair BMF Choro Collective and more...
18 musicians and 7 performances!
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EARLY BIRD $ 25 to $ 45 LIMITED SEATING
The word choro in Portuguese literally means "to cry," which seems like an ironic name for music that is often so joyous and celebratory. Actually the term refers to the lilting or "weeping" qualities of the solo instrument, usually a flute or clarinet (Think of the way Benny Goodman could "wail").
Choro music is roots jazz from Brazil, and considered Brazil's first "urban pop" music. In this unique show you will experience a wide range of pieces by many of Brazil's important 20th century composers, including Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Paulinho da Viola, Orlando Silveira, and many more.
The International Choro Festival in NYC aims to preserve and share the Choro (Crying), considered one of the oldest gender and rich instrumental music from Brazil. This style of music has been presented since the nineteenth century in all regions of the country.
These days, Choro is enjoying a renaissance not only in Brazil but around the world, and the wave of enthusiasm has definitely reached New York City, where the BMF is proud to host the International Choro Festival.