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A Short History of Choro

June 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Choro is an old style of Brazilian Jazz music that was born on the streets of Rio De Janiero in the 19th Century, which later gave birth to the more popular samba.

The Wellington samba group Clube do Choro have brought this style of traditional Brazilian music to a New Zealand audience. They will give a musical performance as well as a social and personal history of choro at the Wellington Museum.

With the Clube do Choro members playing and performing, it will be an entertaining and informative afternoon full of Brazilian sounds, ryhthm and music. You’ll learn about the father of samba and the grandfather of bossa nova, discover how choro evolved and developed structurally and harmonically, and find out about the social context behind the music.

Clube do Choro is: Felicien Houet on guitar; Taciano Milfont and Bryan Serrato Aragon on percussion; Aiko Sato on trombone; Topher on trumpet; Bryn van Vliet on flute and clarinet; and Fabiola Haru on vocals.

This performance is part of the Wellington Jazz Festival.


June 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Wellington Museum