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choro

O Charme do Choro – The Great Female Choro…

O Charme do Choro is a six piece female choro band. Composed of flute, two guitars, cavaquinho, pandeiro and bandolim they play Brazilian choros including some of the great choros like Santa Morena, “Vibrações”, Brejeiro, Pedacinhos do Céu and of course Carinhoso.

The group has existed for more than eight years now and had some spectacular performances during the last years. The played with singer Dona Onete and with guitarist Sebastiao Tapajos in a show named O Terruá Pará, and you can find several videos from this show at youtube.

They always play in a beautiful outfit, using dresses with flowers, dresses in different colors or all in red. It’s fun to watch and listen to O Charme do Choro.

Enjoy O Charme do Choro!

Playlist – O Charme do Choro

Additional Information

youtube channel O Charme do Choro

O Charme do Choro at Facebook

Videos of the show Terruá Pará

Some of my related articles tagged “choro”:

bandolim

Hamilton de Holanda – The great Brazilian Bandolim Player…

I have compiled a new playlist with Hamilton de Holanda and listened to this great Brazilian bandolim player during the last weeks. Hamilton plays alone, with piano or with bigger ensembles. He plays his 10-strings bandolim which has become very popular in Brazil during the recent years.

Hamilton plays traditional choros, Brazilian Jazz and many of his own compositions. He is a fantastic, creative musician and composer, and he is travelling around the world with his music.

Enjoy the music of Hamilton de Holanda!

Additional information

Interview with Hamilton de Holanda – a geat way to hear about his music and the bandolim:

Website Hamilton de Holanda

Wikipedia about Hamilton de Holanda

link collection Hamilton de Holanda – reviews, interviews, etc.

Interview with Hamilton de Holanda (German)

“Gute Musik braucht keine Etiketten, um zu existieren”, sagt Hamilton de Holanda, der schon seit 33 Jahren vernarrt in den Bandolim ist, eine Weiterentwicklung der Mandoline.

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Laurindo Almeida – The Master of the Brazilian Guitar

Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian guitarist who was active in the USA after 1940. He worked in Hollywood as a studio musician and has played the guitar part in many movies. For his record Girl von Ipanema he won a Grammy in 1964. Laurindo Almeida is also seen as the father of the Bossa-Nova. He played together with the Modern Jazz Quartet, but he has also arranged many classical works for the guitar.

I had several books with sheet music by Laurindo Almeida for years, and I have recently worked on some of the pieces. Almeida arranged some famous Jazz Standards for the classical guitar, like Blue Moon,Over the Rainbow, Mamselle, My Funny Valentine – some great arrangements for guitar.

This is an English Air by Almeida in my version. I have found other videos of this tune which obviously play it from a different score which contains some errors. I think that my version must be the original version of this piece.

 

I have recently compiled youtube videos with recordings by Laurindo Almeida and Works composed or arranged by Almeida and played by other guitarist in two large playlists.

Playlist 1 – Original Recordings by Laurindo Almeida

Read more “Laurindo Almeida – The Master of the Brazilian Guitar”

choro

Agradecendo – A Great Choro-Waltz by Pixinguinha

Recently I have dicovered a great waltz by Pixinguinha and have started to practice this tune.

I have found four videos including two videos with the clarinet quintet Quinteto Madeira de Vento and one with violin and accordeon.

My favorite version ist the version by the LGEM Trio with flute, guitar and percussion. This trio makes a big difference between the slow first part of the waltz and the faster second and third parts, which makes listening to Agradecendo very interesting. I do also like the guitar part of this version.

The LGEM Trio – Pixinguinha – Agradecendo, valsa

The LGEM Trio – Live in Concert
October 9, 2005
Miami Lakes United Methodist Church

The LGEM Trio
http://www.rdbflute.com/lgemtrio.html

Robert David Billington, flute
Roger bustamante, guitar
Edwin Guerra, MIDI percussion

I am sure that this choro waltz will aso sound great when played with mandolin and guitar!

Playlist Agradecendo – Pixinguinha

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Additional Information

The sheet music by Pixinguinha is still protected by copyright, maybe you can find a copy with the google picture search.

The waltz  Agradecendo is contained in the follwing songbook: O melhor de Pixinguinha

which is available at Atlantico Books: http://atlanticobooks.com/