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 is taking  some time off .    We  will return soon.

In the meantime:  Two great shows

Choro das 3 will return to the Memphis area for two concerts.

  MAMA introduced Choro das 3 to Memphis 4 years ago at First Congo.  They've returned every year since.   DO NOT MISS THIS.


Get your ticket early to ensure your seat in this intimate and warm setting.

And stay afterwards for a reception with authentic pão de queijo!



Brazilian choro music is a living gem - the "roots music" of that country, and the mother of the samba and bossa nova we love. In choro, the flavors of immigrant mazurkas, polkas, and waltzes are seasoned with smoky tango and simmered in an irresistible Afro-Brazilian groove. From Heitor Villa-Lobos to Darius Milhaud to Stan Getz to Walt Disney, choro has inspired artists of all stripes and is a window into an entire musical world. Catchy and melodic - easy to appreciate - yet bursting with kaleidoscopic virtuosity that fascinates the listener, choro has been well-described as "classical music played with bare feet and callused hands."


A Brazilian instrumental group of three sisters and their father, Choro das 3 began to play as a band in 2002. Master flutist Corina doubles on piccolo, and trades melodic and counterpoint roles with multi-instrumentalist Elisa on bandolim (Brazilian mandolin), banjo, and clarinet; Elisa also writes and performs at the piano. Lia anchors the harmony and provides the bass lines so essential to choro with the violão de sete cordas (7-string guitar). Their father, Eduardo, supplies the band's rhythmic heartbeat with the pandeiro (Brazilian frame drum). In Brazil, the sisters are a sensation, with regular appearances on national television and radio, major festival dates, and command performances before government officials. While still in their twenties, they display a level of skill and maturity in their live and recorded work that is truly hard to believe.

This is pure Brazil - classic and modern, ebullient and full of longing.

A direct line to the past and future of the music.





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