Thursday, April 21, 2011

Choro Day - Dia Nacional do Choro

On the 4th of September 2000 an official document of the government in Brasil announced the 23th of April as Dia Nacional do Choro, the date was chosen in honor of choro icon Alfredo da Rocha Viana Filho, better known as Pixinguinha, (April 23, 1897 - February 7, 1973). Choro Day is celebrated on Pixinguinha's birthday - not only in Brasil, but it has become a tradition all over the world where Brasilian culture is an integrated part of local festivites. I recommend to check out local media for info about arrangements in your area. - Here we will celebrate Choro Day by inserting some videos featuring music by Pixinguinha - hope you to enjoy

From a live performance at Instrumental SESC Brasil earlier this year Trio Madeira Brasil - Ronaldo do Bandolim (bandolim), Zé Paulo Becker (violão), Marcelo Gonçalvez (violão 7 cordas) - plays "Cochichando"

From a live performance at Instrumental SESC Brasil last year Danilo Brito (bandolim) and his conjunto - Luizinho 7 Cordas (violão 7 cordas), Alexandre Ribeiro (clarinet), João Camarero (violão), Milton Mori (cavaco), Rafael Toledo (pandeiro) - play "Ingênuo"

Finally, from the same live concert Danilo Brito and conjunto perform "Um a Zero"