The international celebration of Choro - Brazil’s first national music and the ancestor of samba - comes to London for the very first time! Live Choro music, dancing, art and cocktails 7-12pm on 23rd April.
Featured performances from three London-based Choro bands: Trio Vendendo Peixe,Vila Verde, Choro Bandido.
Trio Vendendo Peixe
The Regional de Vila Verde is a new group from London specialising in 1910s and 20s-style Brazilian Choro music and comprising five young musicians led by British guitarist Emily O'Hara. Emily originally founded the group in 2010 together with American mandolinist Travis Finch, the two having first discovered choro music whilst playing together as a duo. To fill out the lineup they recruited three young jazz musicians already well-versed in 1920s popular music: guitarist Matthew Redman, reeds man Simon Marsh and drummer Nick Ball. They named the new ensemble after their adopted home of Greenwich, South London (Regional de Vila Verde = the Choro group from the Green Village).
'Their love for Brasilian music has led them to studying a genre from early 20th Century Rio de Janeiro, "Choro". Choro emerged in Brazil at the turn of the 20th century and blends the music of the 19th century Portuguese courts, early samba rhythms and elements of ragtime.'
Cable St. Studios Courtyard,
566 Cable St,
£5 (£3 before 9pm) .
2 mins walk from Limehouse DLR, 5 mins from Shadwell tube.