Danilo Brito is one of the best bandolim players in Brazil. He has performed together with Mike Marshall and other American mandolin players. Now I have found the following concert which he gave together with piano player André Mehmari. The program was composed of compositions by Ernesto Nazareth, Garoto or Zequinha de Abreu, and also some compositions by the two artists.
Its difficult to describe the music, it’s a mix of Brazilian Choro, classical music, with influences from Portuguese Fado musica and maybe also some influences from Jazz.
Playlist Danilo Brito (bandolim) and André Mehmari (piano)
Bandolim e piano se encontram no duo formado por Danilo Brito e André Mehmari, que pode ser definido como música pura, arte e emoção. Ambos compositores e com sólida carreira nacional e internacional formam o duo que combina suas peculiaridades e suas semelhanças, com uma sintonia única. No repertório, Amoroso de Garoto, Floraux de Nazereth e Branca de Zequinha de Abreu, além de composições dos dois artistas.
Enjoy this fantastic concert with Danilo Brito and André Mehmari!
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!
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.