The First Family of choro, Alvorada on this A World in London!
One of the most exciting new bands in London have just launched their debut album but because the gig was packed out they’ve added an extra date at Pizza Express Holborn on May 2nd 2019! Alvorada’s ‘First Light’ showcases their fresh take on choro, the lively, instrumental music style born in nineteenth century Rio, which they fuse with Jazz, samba, and baiao. It’s a genre which came out of intimate bars/rodas, where musicians are grouped closely together right in the thick of the crowd. Alvorada played exactly in this way on our show, huddled together like a tight-knit family of virtuosos, skilfully improvising through challenging rhythms and intricacies. The band formed in 2016 and boasts a sterling line-up derived from Brazil’s music royalty - Luiz Morais on seven-string guitar, and Alua Nascimento on pandeiro, plus Brazilian music aficionados – flautist Rachel Hayter, Andrew Woolf on clarinet, and Jeremy Shaverin on cavaquinho. Catch the First Family of choro, on this AWIL and reserve a copy of First Light before it comes out on May 1st!
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