Enjoy an Evening of Choro – The Music of Brazil Before Bossa Nova

This post refers to an event in the past. Please visit the Centrum homepage for links to current workshops and performances.


Centrum invites you to a special evening of Brazilian Choro music on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 7:30pm in the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park. Brazilian natives Dudu Maia, mandolin; Douglas Lora, 7-string guitar; and Jovino Santos Neto, accordion, piano and flute are joined by Andy Connell, clarinet; and Brian Rice, pandeiro & percussion in this concert, presented as part of Centrum’s workshop Choro: The Music of Brazil Before Bossa Nova.

General Admission – $25; 18 & Under – Free.
Purchase tickets online, or call 1-800-746-1982.
Tickets available at the door beginning 6:30 PM.

Dudu-MaiaThe Brazilian musical style of Choro represents the coming together of European melodic and harmonic traditions with African rhythms and sensibilities. Emerging in Brazil in the middle of the nineteenth century, Choro is a cousin of jazz, with a sense of yearning that is often described as a “sweet lament.”

This concert will be Dudu Maia and Douglas Lora’s first visit to the area; Centrum audiences are familiar with Jovino Santos Neto, Brian Rice, and Andy Connell from their previous sold-out performances.

Concert tickets are available online, or by calling 1-800-746-1982.