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Choro – The Bebop of Brazil

October 11, 2013 @ 1:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Music Building Room 226

Richard Boukas, a celebrated guitarist-vocalist-composer, will discuss and perform the distinctive Brazilian instrumental music form of choro, which features virtuoso melodies, embellishments and counterpoints. Choro, one of the many innovative musical styles to come from Brazil (such as bossa nova, samba, forró, and maracatu), has a 150-year history and a vast repertoire. Boukas will explore the composers Ernesto Nazareth, Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim and Hermeto Pascoal.

Presented by the Copland School of Music

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