Jazz at the Jailhouse featuring Choro Bandido
|Thursday, 27th Feb 2020 8:00pm - 11:00pm|
|Arundel Jailhouse, Dukes Passage, off High Street|
Choro emerged in Brazil at the turn of the 20th century and blends the music of the 19th century Portugese courts, early Samba rhythms and elements of Ragtime. Rarely mastered in UK, we are thrilled to welcome Choro Bandido to the Jailhouse for you to enjoy this happy and rhythmic style of Latin music at its best. Choro Bandido is a Surrey based four piece band, initially brought together through friendship and their mutual love of Brazilian Samba. Between them they have a wealth of musical experience in many styles and are now entertaining audiences with Choro and other music from Latin America and beyond.
“We started out playing Choro- which Brazilians describe as a quintessentially Brazilian Music. It blends African rhythms with European melodic influences and is often referred to as Brazil's answer to Ragtime. The basis of our band is a traditional Choro line-up of 7-string guitar, cavaquinho (similar to ukulele) and pandiero (similar to tambourine). The melody is carried by the violin which replaces the more traditional flute or mandolin. With this line-up and including the beautiful vocals of Kay, we have been able to branch out into related regional styles as well as other forms of Latin influenced music from South America and beyond.”