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Choro Borealis

  • Black Dog Cafe Lowertown 308 East Prince Street Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)
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Tim O'Keefe   Pat O'Keefe    Robert Everest

 

 

 

"Choro Borealis: Traditional Brazilian choro music, just like you would have heard it in Rio over 100 years ago, decades before Bossa Nova! Magical, playful interpretations of blazing melodies and infectious rhythms."

Before the Bossa Nova craze in the 1960s, and even before Samba became popular, there was a type of music in Brazil called Choro (pronounced “SHOW-doo”). Like its closest North American equivalents of ragtime and Dixieland jazz, Choro music is a blend of European and African influences, and from the late 1800s until the 1930s this lively instrumental musical genre native to Rio de Janeiro reigned supreme. Throughout the 1900s many other styles of music developed and became more popular throughout Brazil, but in the last few decades Choro has gained more momentum, appreciating a well-deserved rebirth and spreading quickly among adventurous musicians and curious audiences all over the world.

"Choro Borealis: Traditional Brazilian choro music, just like you would have heard it in Rio over 100 years ago, decades before Bossa Nova! Magical, playful interpretations of blazing melodies and infectious rhythms."

 

Earlier Event: August 2
The Medicinal Jazz Band
Later Event: August 4
Saturday Night Jazz at the Black dog