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Brazilian ‘Choro’ tradition arrives in Edmonds


Last updated 4/3/2019 at Noon

Danilo Brito

Danilo Brito, regarded as one of Brazil's leading mandolinists and keepers of the “choro” tradition, performs in a quartet 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds.

Choro is considered the first characteristically Brazilian genre of urban popular music. The literal translation of the word is “I cry,” but its use in naming this music is figurative and points to its emotive power.

The music is marked by syncopation, counterpoint, improvisation and virtuosity. Not only does choro share these traits with jazz, it shares the era of its b...

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