Combo Choro is a Port Townsend band dedicated to playing choro* music which is the original music of Brazil. Acoustic music played with guitar mandolin, violin, flute, and bass with occasional vocals, it is most often understood by Americans by the most famous song of the genre, Tico Tico*. However, choro music is much more than that, encompassing an enormous range of slow emotional pieces, fast tempos, and an occasional waltz. While choro began in the 1800s like jazz the music has evolved and been modernized.
Come hear the most beautiful music you’ve never heard before, the original music of Brazil, choro music.
5 piece band:
Al Bergstein - Mandolin
Dick Lynn - Guitar
Kindy Kemp - Flute
Brandi Ledford - Vibraphone & Pandeiro
Baila Dworsky - Bass and Vocals
A short sampler of two songs played by Combo Choro. The first song is Brejeiro by Ernesto Nazareth (c 1918) and it fades into Eu Quero E Sossego by K-Ximbinho:
*Choro (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʃoɾu], "cry" or "lament"), also popularly called chorinho ("little cry" or "little lament"), is an instrumental Brazilian popular music genre which originated in 19th century Rio de Janeiro. Despite its name, the music often has a fast and happy rhythm. It is characterized by virtuosity, improvisation and subtle modulations, and is full of syncopation and counterpoint. Choro is considered the first characteristically Brazilian genre of urban popular music. ~ Wikipedia
*Tico-Tico no Fubá (bird in the cornmeal) composed by Zequinha de Abreu in 1917, sample by Orquestra Colbaz-1931:
Admission: by donation