Brazilian Music Foundation (BMF), in partnership with Asuos Productions, will present the 2nd Annual International Choro Festival, with a variety of interesting performances. The Festival collaborators aim to involve different cultures and exchange artistic experiences between Brazil and the US.
The festival was first presented in August 2015, and it was a great success. Due to this positive reception, we will continue with an annual presentation. The event will provide the opportunity for everyone to learn about one of the oldest Brazilian musical styles, the Choro.
On November 5th – 7th, 2016, those who appreciate the genuine sound of Brazilian instrumental music will have the opportunity to enjoy the Second International Choro Festival in the City of New York.
The Festival aims to promote and preserve the “Choro” – the oldest Brazilian musical style and part of Brazil’s rich instrumental music tradition since the nineteenth century in all regions of the country. The festival brings together local and Brazilian musicians presenting traditional Choro and new compositions. Our goal is to bring together local musicians with fellow musicians from Brazil in presenting traditional Choro and authorial songs.
The festival will be part of the Latin Week. Since 2006, Pamar presents the annual Latin American Culture Week with the aim of bringing to the general public the richness and diversity of the various Latin American cultures. This series of events, independently produced by the participants, presents established and emerging artists in disciplines such as music, dance, visual arts, literature, theater and film.
Working with both area and international artists, PAMAR has fostered the development of cultural events, which include “Latin American Cultural Week” (LACW), Shall We Tango (SWT) NYC, a citywide international tango festival and “Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Washington Heights” and its educational program ” A Musical Journey Through Latin America.”
"THE SOUNDS OF CHORO IN THE CITY OF JAZZ"
SATURDAY , NOVEMBER 5TH :2016: 7:30pm
Hunter College – Lang Hall
450 West 37th Street – Btwn: 9th & 10th Ave. – NYC
Price: $ 25 early bird ( limit seating ) $ 35 and $45
(All proceeds will go to BMF.ORG)
BMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Fundraiser for the Brazilian Music Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting
Brazilian culture and music via educational and performance programs.
Duo: Luiz Simas & Marilynn Mair
BMF Choro Collective Band:
Jorge Continentino – Flute/Sax
Vitor Goncalves – Accordion/Pianist
Laura Dreyer – Flute/Sax
Wesley Amorim – Seven string Guitar/Cavaquinho
Grant Ziolkowski – Mandolin
Luiz Ebert – Pandeiro
Special Guest: Vanessa Falabella-Vocal