“The New Orleans Jazz of Brazil”
Morgana Moreno - flute, Marcelo Rosário - guitar, Roman Sielert - pandeiro
It was born in Rio de Janeiro in the late 19th Century, a result of mixing polkas, waltz, mazurkas and African-Brazilian rhythms such as the Lundu. Poor people, most of them former slaves and mestizos, put together their own musical style with instruments like flute, clarinet, guitar, cavaquinho, and light percussion.
Improvisation and syncopation are key hallmarks of Choro. Just like jazz, blues, and ragtime, “Choro” melds formalized structures seamlessly with cultural elements from all over the world.