ChoroFest was first presented in NYC in August 2015, and it was a great success, and due to this positive reception, BMF continues presenting the ChoroFest annually. The festival was created to preserve and share the Choro (Crying), a rich instrumental music style, considered one of the oldest genres from Brazil. This music has been presented since the nineteenth century in all regions of Brazil.

The Festival collaborators aim to involve different cultures in an exchange of artistic talents between the U.S., Brazil, and other countries.

About Choro

Choro music is roots jazz from Brazil, and considered Brazil’s first “urban pop” music. There are over 30 different types of rhythms in Brazilian Music. By presenting the diversity of our rhythms, we hope to encourage diverse musicians, music students, adults, and children to engage in creating music with a dynamic communicative style that is energetic, fun, creative, and very inspiring!

8th International Choro Festival- Coming up soon!

7th International Choro Festival- December  12th, 2021


6th International Choro Festival- December  12th, 2020



5th International Choro Festival – November 13th, 2019

Opera Center America Marc –  A. Scorca Hall Theater

4th International Choro Festival – November 6th, 2018

Opera Center America

Opera Center America Marc –  A. Scorca Hall Theater

3rd International Choro Festival –  November 10th, 2017

Baruch College

2nd International Choro Festival – November 7th, 2016

Hunter College

1st International Choro Festival – New York August 7, 2015

Dimenna Center