Choro das 3 - Workshop

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Choro das 3 - Workshop

By Memphis Acoustic Music Association

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Date and time

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 · 1:30 - 3:30pm CDT


First Congregational Church 1000 S Cooper St Memphis, TN 38104

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Memphis Acoustic Music Association


an introduction to the classic Brazilian instrumental music
with internationally acclaimed teaching artists

~ Choro das 3 ~


Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 1:30-3:30 pm
First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St., Memphis

Pre-registration is requested but not required.
Enter though the red door by the playground (rear of church).

Choro das 3 photo

We've all heard Brazilian music, right?
Bossa nova... Carmen Miranda... Samba!

But the music that gave rise to all of these is


...the first Brazilian urban music.

Choro - the musical melting pot of 19th-century Rio.
Choro - the earthy, sophisticated, humorous, daring, joyous soul of Brazil.
Choro - an authentic living tradition, enjoying a worldwide renaissance.

Memphis has never seen authentic choro played live.

How do you say it? SHORE-oo.
What kind of music is this?

Choro blends “the influences of the European court music, West African rhythms, American jazz, Eastern European polkas and Klezmer music, Italian mandolins, Russian 7-string guitars, and marching band music..."
(Jovino Santos Neto)

A roda de choro - probably in a workshop situation

Choro developed as an almost purely instrumental style.
All-night jam sessions, called rodas de choro, became common

in the early 20th century. At these gatherings, the players formed an almost spiritual connection with their music. To be accepted at the rodas, musicians had not only to play well, but also to understand the essentially improvisational language of choro.

Now MAMA is delighted to bring this music to you!

Choro das 3 is a Brazilian trio formed in 2003 by 3 sisters, then aged 10-15,
from the state of Sao Paulo.

Despite their youth, sisters Corina, Lia and Elisa have amassed an amazing number of achievements. They have played for audiences large (over a million) and small, for President Lula da Silva, and for a major Brazilian television show akin to our Late Show with David Letterman. They've garnered numerous national awards in a country that takes its music VERY seriously, performed for audiences in Europe and Japan - and are now headed to the US for their first tour of North America, including a week-long teaching residency at the
Mandolin Symposium. Choro das 3 released their debut CD, entirely recorded, produced and mixed by the sisters, in 2008, following up with Escorregando in 2012. By the time we see them, their newest CD, Boas Novas (Good News), will be released.

Most choro aficionados will tell you that to get a real sense of choro,
one must actually see it performed live.

~ Want to learn about PLAYING choro? ~

Join Choro das 3 for this
Afternoon Workshop!

1:30 - 3:30 pm at the church
Musicians of all ages and on all acoustic instruments are welcome!
Purchase your tickets right here on this page.
If you have questions about the workshop,
we're happy to help - send them to,
or call 901-457-4154.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Also please join us that evening for
Choro das 3 in Concert

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 7 pm
First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St., Memphis
in the church sanctuary
$20 adult / $10 students

Concert tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
They are also available at
The Booksellers at Laurelwood*, or at the door.

*tickets purchased at Booksellers will all be sold at the $20 level,
but those under 18 will receive $10 back from MAMA
with ID presented at the event.

About the organizer

MAMA is a non-profit organization that promotes the preservation and performance of acoustic and folk music.

At our concerts, you will find national and international touring musicians playing everything from blues, old time, jazz, and folk music to Celtic, Latin, and a broad range of other styles.