We've all heard Brazilian music, right? Bossa nova... Carmen Miranda... Samba? Yes - but the sound behind all of these is "choro," the original Brazilian music.
A catchy, melodic style with kaleidoscopic harmony and counterpoint that make it fascinating to music lovers, choro is the musical melting pot of 19th-century Rio. It is the earthy, sophisticated, humorous, daring, joyous soul of Brazil. It's a living tradition, one currently enjoying a worldwide renaissance.
Memphis has never seen authentic choro played live. We will have our chance Wednesday, July 10, when the Memphis Acoustic Music Association will present one of the finest choro groups in Brazil in a Memphis premiere performance!
Choro das 3 is a Brazilian trio formed in 2003 by 3 sisters, then aged 10-15, from the state of Sao Paulo. Despite their youth, sisters Corina, Lia and Elisa have amassed an amazing number of achievements. They have played for audiences large (over a million) and small, for President Lula da Silva, and for a major Brazilian television show akin to our Late Show with David Letterman. Choro das 3 has garnered numerous national awards in a country that takes its music VERY seriously, performed for audiences in Europe and Japan - and now, they are in the US for their first tour of North America. You don't want to miss them!
In addition to the evening concert, the group will also conduct an afternoon workshop for all acoustic instruments (advance registration required).
More information and online ticketing is available at http://www.mamamusic.org.
Great article! This is a proud part of our Memphis heritage, and I'm so glad it is being represented here and in the show for those of us who weren't here or old enough to really understand it then.
I saw "An Old Forest Fairy Tale" at the Memphis Children's Theatre Festival - it is a beautiful piece of work, theatrically, musically, and - well, just really! - a treat for all ages.
By Louis Goggans
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