Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Choro ..... also in Holland



ChoroBrasilScandinavia

Last summer I visited Copenhagen together with Theo and Jørgen for a presentation about Oscar Aleman, the Argentinean jazz guitar player and at the first evening Jørgen brought us to a concert of the Danish-Swedish-Brasilian group ChoroBrasilScandinavia, in the knowledge that Oscar Aleman also played and recorded several Choros tunes. It was a great musical surprise for me. div align="center

ChoroBrasilScandinavia in concert

Back in Holland I wondered if we had Choros music too and I posted a message on my web site. Today I received a message from Mariângela Guimarães who wrote me:

Hoi Hans,

I just saw a message you posted on an internet site about choro and the film Brasileirinho. I am Brazilian and I have been living in Amsterdam for a couple of years and I make a website about Brazilian cultural events in the Netherlands ( http://www.brazilie.net ). You wanted to know if there are groups that play choro here and there are a couple. One of them is Choramundo, that will be playing on March 7th at the Roode Bioscoop in Amsterdam.


They are really good. I highly recommend!


I couldn't find an image of that band Choramundo, but you'll find their web site with a lot of info under the title http://fakhouri.sites.uol.com.br/ .

Thanks for the info Mariângela !!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mariângela said...

I am happy to see that you have a real interest for choro. I read in your blog that you didn’t find photos from the group Choramundo. Actually, we have several photos from the concert they did for the release of their CD (“Choro, samba & afins”) last year in my website (go to the Fotoalbuns, CD Presentatie – it is the last album). It was a great concert and the CD is also nice (although the quality of the recording itself is unfortunately bad – I think they didn’t have the money to do it in a professional studio). They play with several guests and in some cases these guests are musicians that play instruments that are not used in choro (or in Brazil) at all, but even these experiments sound interesting.


If you look at the website from Nelson Latif (http://www.nelsonlatif.com/index.html ) and go to Discography, you can hear something.Nelson Latif (who actually lives in Brazil but comes often to the Netherlands) will be playing with other musicians in the following weeks too, maybe in a closer place to you or in a better day… Although I imagine the program then will not include only choros. If you want to check the dates and places, you can look at the agenda from www.brazilie.net (Jazz meets Brazil and Nelson Latif & Frans Keep ).

You will also find in www.brazilie.net , in the section Niews/Artikelen a nice text from Remko de Landmeter about choro (“Choro de ziel van de Braziliaanse muziek”).

And … last but not least… There is a wonderful Brazilian website, from Instituto Moreira Salles, where they have entire collections of original recordings (from the beginning of the 20th century) from Pixinguinha, Jacó do Bandolim, Benedito Lacerda, Garoto and all great choro artists. The link is

http://www.ims.com.br/ims/publicador_preview.asp?id_pag=213

I don’t know if you know some Portuguese, but in case you don’t, you just have to click in Entrar and then, in the new window, again in Entrar, and then in Músicas. Then you can write the name of the composer (compositor) or of the singer or instrumentalist (intérprete) or the song (título) and click in Buscar . Then you can listen to whatever you want. It is a unique collection and a real delight if you want to know more about the roots of choro. I hope you will enjoy it!

Groetjes,
Mariângela

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Mariângela said...

I am happy to see that you have a real interest for choro. I read in your blog that you didn’t find photos from the group Choramundo. Actually, we have several photos from the concert they did for the release of their CD (“Choro, samba & afins”) last year in my website (go to the Fotoalbuns, CD Presentatie – it is the last album). It was a great concert and the CD is also nice (although the quality of the recording itself is unfortunately bad – I think they didn’t have the money to do it in a professional studio). They play with several guests and in some cases these guests are musicians that play instruments that are not used in choro (or in Brazil) at all, but even these experiments sound interesting.


If you look at the website from Nelson Latif (http://www.nelsonlatif.com/index.html ) and go to Discography, you can hear something.Nelson Latif (who actually lives in Brazil but comes often to the Netherlands) will be playing with other musicians in the following weeks too, maybe in a closer place to you or in a better day… Although I imagine the program then will not include only choros. If you want to check the dates and places, you can look at the agenda from www.brazilie.net (Jazz meets Brazil and Nelson Latif & Frans Keep ).

You will also find in www.brazilie.net , in the section Niews/Artikelen a nice text from Remko de Landmeter about choro (“Choro de ziel van de Braziliaanse muziek”).

And … last but not least… There is a wonderful Brazilian website, from Instituto Moreira Salles, where they have entire collections of original recordings (from the beginning of the 20th century) from Pixinguinha, Jacó do Bandolim, Benedito Lacerda, Garoto and all great choro artists. The link is

http://www.ims.com.br/ims/publicador_preview.asp?id_pag=213

I don’t know if you know some Portuguese, but in case you don’t, you just have to click in Entrar and then, in the new window, again in Entrar, and then in Músicas. Then you can write the name of the composer (compositor) or of the singer or instrumentalist (intérprete) or the song (título) and click in Buscar . Then you can listen to whatever you want. It is a unique collection and a real delight if you want to know more about the roots of choro. I hope you will enjoy it!

Groetjes,
Mariângela

7:25 PM  

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