Take a trip to Brazil and back! Choro combines lively samba rhythms and sensitive melodies with dazzling virtuosity.
Led by Danilo da Paz, Perth Choro brings together world-class musicians from all over the globe who now call Perth home, harmoniously blending the sounds of clarinet, flute, accordion, 7-string guitar and traditional Brazilian percussion.
Best described as the ‘New Orleans jazz of Brazil’, Choro is the heart of all Brazilian music, fusing European melodies with rhythms of African origin. It was born in the late 18th century in the big ballrooms of Portuguese colonised Brazil, when European music (especially the polka) was the popular music of the time; but it was on the streets of Brazil that Choro was born.
Perth Choro started in 2015 and is a unique formation of flute (Annalisa Powell), clarinet (Mayuka Juba), tenor saxophone (Bruno Buzatto), 7-string guitar (Josh de Silva), piano accordion (Danilo da Paz) and percussion (Michael Boase).
They’ll share the roots of Brazilian music, taking you on a trip to Brazil and back with a mixture of traditional songs passionately performed by a synergistic ensemble of ‘Chorões’.