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Nordic Choro – Nordic songs in Brazilian choro style

Jarmo Romppanen has just recorded a new CD with his band Nordic Choro. Instead of playing the Brazilian repertoir Nordic Choro have arranged nordic songs in the style of Brazilian choro – a great idea!

Nordic Choro have started a campagin to raise the money for the production of the CD. They have presented their project in several videos  – I have compiled the new videos in my playlist below. My first impression of the recordings is very good – so I am very curious to get the finished CD.

NORDIC CHORO – album release and concerts

Finnish-Brazilian music group Nordic Choro has recorded 12 famous Nordic songs in Brazilian choro style. The album is almost ready to be published, but the group still needs financial support to cover the final costs and to arrange album release concerts. The album release and concerts will take place in February-March 2016!

The Nordic Choro is:

Fabio de Oliveira: 7-string guitar
Ricardo Padilla: pandeiro and additional percussion
Arja Paju: bass guitar
Jarmo Romppanen: 10-string mandolin
The guest musician: Petri Puolitaival (flute and alto saxophone)
The producer of the album: Peter Engberg

The songs for the album (as instrumental versions):

Armi (Neitosista ken on kaunein) (Erik Lindström)
Spegling / Heijastus (Otto Palmgren)
Höstvisa / Syyslaulu (Erna Tauro)
Jag tror på sommaren / Taas on aika auringon (Stig Olin)
Sjösala vals / Keväthuumaus (Evert Taube)
Litet grann från ovan / Kulkuri ja joutsen (Lasse Dahlquist)
Crocodile Genas birthday song (V. Sainski)
Stormskärs Maja / Myrskyluodon Maija (Lasse Mårtenson)
Niin kaunis on maa (Kari Rydman)
Nuoruustango (Kaj Chydenius)
Romanssi (Nils-Eric Fougstedt)
Sininen uni (Tapio Rautavaara)

Nordic Choro 2015 Playlist – Nordic classics with a Brazilian twist!

Additional Information

Crowdsourcing campaign at mesenaati.me

The crowdfunding campaign is going on 9.11. – 20.12.2015!

Website Jarmo Romppanen

youtube channel Jarmo Romppanen

Related post:

Jarmo Romppanen – 10-String Mandolin Player from Finland – New Solo CD Solmogen II

Playlist Nordic Choro with older videos:

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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”:

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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

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