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Trio Brasileiro – Modern Choro Masters
April 26 @ 7:00 pm$2 – $20
Coming out of the deep connection between the members of Trio Brasileiro, the music they create has a magical quality that lead to their CD Rosa dos Ventos (Windrose) being nominated in 2018 for the Grammy Best World Music Album. Their bonds are both by blood, between brothers Douglas (seven-string guitar) and Alexandre Lora (percussion) playing music together since childhood, and by friendship, finding a musical soulmate in bandolim-player Dudu Maia. Their annual retreats to the river shore in Caraiva fostered both the band Caraivana and the enduring ties that form the heart of Trio Brasileiro.
Each of them has also delved into their instrument’s technique and traditions, and into the musical language of Brazilian choro with its sublime blend of African rhythm and European classical influences which after 150 years “remains one of Brazil’s most popular music styles,” says cultural historian Bruno Carvalho. Playing both traditional choro and their own compositions,they were recently featured performers at Wintergrass 2020, and are locally reknowned for their sold-out faculty concerts at Centrum in Port Townsend.
To choro’s rich mixture, the three add the expressive melding of a long-time ensemble and radiate their combined creativity. It is a very special event to witness this magic of their deep connection. Don’t miss this.