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Brazilian Choro Concert March 1 in Susan Howell Hall

An Afternoon of Brazilian Choro will be presented Sunday, March 1 at 3pm in Susan Howell Hall with performances by Alfred University guitar faculty Ken Luk on the bandolim (Brazilian mandolin) and guest artists Bernardo Marcondes Rodrigues (guitar) and Darien Lamen (pandeiro).


An Afternoon of Brazilian Choro will be presented Sunday, March 1 at 3pm in Susan Howell Hall with performances by Alfred University guitar faculty Ken Luk on the bandolim (Brazilian mandolin) and guest artists Bernardo Marcondes Rodrigues (guitar) and Darien Lamen (pandeiro). The concert is free and open to the public.

Originated in 19th century Rio de Janeiro, choro is a popular instrumental music genre from Brazil. Contrary to its meaning "cry" or "lament," Choro is instrumental Brazilian street music, which began around the same time of samba, a precursor to bossa nova, and is mostly syncopated, joyous, and upbeat