On Tuesday June 17th, at 7 pm – Choro das 3 will play at The Old Church as part of their 3-month tour of the US.
Tickets available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/664889
Choro das 3 is a Brazilian instrumental group of three sisters and their father – who have been playing together officially as a band since 2003. Corina, 25, plays flute and piccolo. Lia, 23, plays 7-string guitar. Elisa, 20, plays mandolin, banjo, clarinet and piano. Their father, Eduardo, plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine.)
The group specializes in the genre known as Choro, which originated in Rio de Janeiro in the 19th Century. While there are elements of Samba in the music, Choro more accurately occupies a place in Brazilian culture roughly equivalent to Jazz. Choro das 3 studied at the feet of the old masters, some of whom had played with the founders of Choro, such as Pixinguinha and Jacob do Bandolim.
They have been hailed by critics in Brazil and abroad, who have said of their music:
“… interpretations of extreme creativity … a wonderful job of preservation and at the same time, renovation and modernization of Choro” ~ Toninho Spessoto, Blog Acordes
“Choro das 3 . . . represents the newest and most talented music in the Brazilian landscape” ~Bom Dia
“… some of the most inspired and inspiring music . . . the highest level of musicianship and presentation,” ~American Mandolinist Mike Marshall
They will be joined in this concert by the excellent Portland ensembles “The Brazillionaires” and “Rio Con Brio.”
In Brazil, Choro das 3 has given performances for the last two Presidents, and play regularly for audiences of thousands. They recently appeared on the famous Jo Soares’s Brasilian talk show. Here’s some video of that show — it is Portuguese, but even if you do not speak the language – you can still see that the sisters are delightful and massively talented.
Here’s some music from that show:
Hope to see you there!