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  Choro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Choro, also called chorinho, is a Brazilian popular music style.
Originally choro was played by a trio of flute, guitar and cavaquinho (a small chordophone with four strings).
More recently, choro has attracted the attention of musicians in the United States, such as Mike Marshall, who have brought this kind of music to a new audience.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Choro   (296 words)

 Choro Q Review for PlayStation 2 - Gaming Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The shame of it all, as mediocre as Choro Q looks, the game has an insane amount of depth that will please gamers if they can find it in themselves to be passed the visuals.
Choro Q stutters at the starting grid with its most obvious flaw, the game play just is not riveting.
Choro Q saves itself from the budget bin of mediocrity by giving gamers, who can look past all of its flaws, an experience like no other.
www.gaming-age.com /cgi-bin/reviews/review.pl?sys=ps2&game=choroq   (759 words)

 village voice > nyclife > Regulars by Michelle Mercer
Choro is to bossa nova and samba as ragtime is to bebop and later forms of jazz, although it actually predates ragtime by a few decades.
The Choro Ensemble is alone in their rescue-and-recovery mission in New York, but there's a full-scale choro revival in Rio, where pubescent Cariocas with naval rings and tribal tattoos are reportedly bumping and grinding to Brazil's golden oldies.
Choro's exuberance makes it sound simple, but that's deceptive: Guitarist Gustavo Dantas manages contrapuntal complexity worthy of Bach and throws in some tricky chord substitutions to keep Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen sharp in her improvisations.
www.villagevoice.com /issues/0203/mercer.php   (574 words)

 Choro: A Very Brief History
Choro is primarily an instrumental form, and to a North American ear might sound a little like a small Dixieland jazz combo playing with strange rhythms, extreme melodic leaps, unexpected modulations, and occasional breakneck tempos.
Choro Carioca, the most popular chorão of that decade, was an ensemble that initially consisted of flute, two guitars, and a cavaquinho.
By the turn of century, choro had developed into an independent genre with its own basic characteristics, although choros were still labeled according to the polkas, tangos, and other dances that provided the underlying rhythm.
www.thebraziliansound.com /choro2.htm   (426 words)

Choro is credited as being the first musical expression of Brazil's melting pot and had a prominent place in the development of Brazil's cultural identity.
Choro was born in the middle of the 19th century when the musicians in Rio started to mix European melodies and music styles like waltz and polka with Afro-Brazilian and native rhythms.
Choro was forgotten but it never died, it stayed alive through the musicians that kept playing it in "Rodas de Choro", jam sessions, at homes and bars.
www.brasileirinhothefilm.com   (2759 words)

 dirty linen
Although choro began as a "Brazilianized" way of playing popular European dance music, with instrumentation that was typical of the time and region, it was soon transmuted into one of the most important and sophisticated genres of Brazilian music.
Choro was, in fact, being renewed and revitalized by Gnattali and others, although it would be some years before their efforts would become known to the general public.
Choro wasn't in the forefront of public attention, but it was a constant presence, and new developments were occurring.
www.dirtynelson.com /linen/92/brazil.html   (4295 words)

The whole process of choro development underwent a very sensitive deceleration in the mid-1950s, and by the beginning of the 1960s choro was almost completely forgotten by the public and the media.
Choro musicians are required to be not only proficient on their instruments but also to have an extended perception of "codes" and "passwords" which enable the players to combine their vision and technique to construct torrential improvisations.
Choro's survival today depends on its ability to conquer a space in the domestic and import CD market, the development, production, and promotion of artists, and the distribution of their work.
www.brazil-brasil.com /musfeb96.htm   (3170 words)

 What Is Choro Music?
Choro (pronounced SHOH-roh) is best described in American terms as "the New Orleans jazz of Brazil." It is a complex popular musical form based on improvisation, and like New Orleans jazz, blues, or ragtime, grew from a formalized musical structure and many worldly influences.
Choro was developed as an almost purely instrumental rather than vocal style because of the musicians' sheer love for playing.
Choro began to fall out of fashion in the mid-1950s, and by the '60s it was difficult to hear this music anywhere in Brazil.
saintpaulsunday.publicradio.org /features/0109_choro   (629 words)

 Choro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Originally cultivated by lower working class amateurs, choro came to be viewed by elites and intellectuals in the 1920s and '30s as a musical metaphor of Brazil's blending of the races.
The professionalization of choro in the 1930s and 1940s is explored through studio and radio groups called conjuntos regionais, and the role of choro within the nationalist project carried out by the government of Getúlio Vargas.
Choro as a musical and social phenomenon is the focus of investigation of the roda, or choro jam session, and the choro revival of the mid-1970s and 1980s.
www.indiana.edu /~iupress/books/0-253-34541-3.shtml   (313 words)

 Choro Q video games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Choro Q video games are a series of console games based on Takara's Choro Q toy cars (also known as Penny Racers in English-speaking markets).
Some of these developers include Tamsoft (Choro Q, Choro Q 2 and Choro Q 3), Barnhouse Effect (Shin Combat Choro Q, Choro Q HG and Choro Q HG 4) and E-game (Choro Q Wonderful, Choro Q HG 2 and Choro Q HG 3).
Choro Q 64 (Nintendo 64), 1998 - Developer unknown
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Choro_Q_video_games   (490 words)

 Choro Music -- Slipcue E-Zine Brazilian Music Guide
Choro music developed towards the end of the 19th Century, at roughly the same time as samba.
Similar in tone and spirit to North American dixieland music, choro is also primarily instrumental, and features extensive improvisation, typically on piano, flute, saxophone and stringed instruments such as the guitar and bandolim.
A choro artist whose career took off well after the golden years of the genre, do Bandolim was a stellar performer; these recordings from the 1950s and '60s showcase him in a variety of styles -- at times jazzy, or poppish, or more traditional.
www.slipcue.com /music/brazil/aa_styles/choro.html   (2024 words)

 GORP - Choro Trek - Bolivia Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although long and rigorous, the Choro trek, stretching from Bolivia's mountain peaks to the steaming Yungas, allows hikers to view stone houses in the Altiplano, crystalline rivers nestled in lush, green valleys, monkeys swinging from one tree to another and eagles soaring above forest covered mountains.
The Choro trek, Bolivia's premiere hike, climbs to the Chucura pass at 4,650 meters above sea level and descends to the village of Chairo in Los Yungas at 1.400m.
Most choose to camp in the village of Choro on the second night thus beginning the third day's journey by crossing the sturdy, suspended wooden bridge over the river and then beginning a long, arduous trek to the mountain top.
gorp.away.com /gorp/location/latamer/bolivia/choro.htm   (1097 words)

 Bossa Nova, Samba, Choro & MPB Song Words and Music Authors - Jobim, Gilberto, Vinicius
It is said that Choro was actually Brazilian way of playing European popular music of that time, mainly waltz and polka.
Whoever is acquainted with the meaning of word choro (crying) would guess the way this music is played - full of emotions.
The best known composers from that time are probably saxophonist Pixinguinha and on the classical side Heitor-Villa Lobos.
www.bossanovaguitar.com /bossa_nova_words_music.html   (627 words)

 funkyzilla.com Choro Q Cars page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Special edition Choro Q with extra detail. Has a super fast pull back Choro Q engine. Put a penny in the slot in the back of one of these little cars and they wheelie. Each car has the maker and model name on the underside and rear bumper. 5cm (2") long.
Has a super fast pull back Choro Q engine. Put a penny in the slot in the back of one of these little cars and they wheelie. Each car has the maker and model name on the underside and rear bumper. 5cm (2") long.
Has a super fast pull back Choro Q engine. Put a penny in the slot in the back of one of these little cars and they wheelie. Each car has the maker and model name on the underside. 5cm (2") long.
www.funkyzilla.com /acatalog/Choro_Q_page_2.html   (559 words)

 Brazilian Music: Roots 2
Hundreds of choro groups (called "chorões") would spend the night playing for food and drink, in private homes or botequins (described by someone as Rio's answer to the French bistro).
We're happy to report that choro is booming again, with a new generation of musicians and legions of fans of all ages.
Places to listen to choros in Rio (like this "chorinho na feira" at a street market in Laranjeiras every Saturday...you can buy your fruits and vegetables and listen to a great, free concert...where else in the world?) are listed in our Little Black Book.
www.maria-brazil.org /mpb2.htm   (823 words)

 Brazilian Music: Choros
Apparently, their rodas de choro are absolutely fab...one good reason for me to visit Brasília someday; I'd love to hear these guys live.
This is genuine, unadulterated choro that brings an afternoon of chorões playing in the backyard right into your living-room.
In this CD the cavaquinho player gives us a historical sample of Brazilian choros, through a selection that starts with European dances in Rio in the late 1800s and continues with the maxixe and the influence of jazz on Brazilian choros, and ends with contemporary choros by Paulinho da Viola and Hermeto Pascoal.
www.maria-brazil.org /choros.htm   (974 words)

 IGN: More Choro Q
March 25, 2005 - The last Choro Q game (well, the last one that was released in America...
That apparently didn't discourage Atlus one bit, as the publisher has announced Choro Q Works, a new entry in the long-running racing series -- the 20th entry, it turns out.
This latest Choro Q title is set for Japanese release on 5/26.
ps2.ign.com /articles/599/599103p1.html   (421 words)

 El Choro: Trekking in Bolivia - Bolivia - BootsnAll.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They stop working to look at us as I introduce myself and inquire where el Choro is. The man points further into the fog.
I ask him for a map but he says he doesn't have one and instead, offers Kenny and I a very nice four-color glossy brochure with pictures describing in English, the historical, geographical and topographical statistics of the trail for five bucks.
The lush vegetation, ancient undisturbed architecture, countless waterfalls and extreme physical challenge have made el choro stick in my mind as the most rewarding hiking experience I have ever had.
www.bootsnall.com /travelstories/sa/aug02bolivia.shtml   (4044 words)

 Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso: Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso
As vast as the choro songbook is, Marshall had a hard task in his hands.
He was naturally drawn to the cream of the crop and included music by the greats, such as Jacob do Bandolim, Zequinha de Abreu and Severino Araújo, without forgetting more contemporary names as is the case of Amilson Godoy and Paulinho da Viola.
The light and bouncy opener, "Um Abraço Seu Domingos," is a choro not often heard, but certainly worth of more performances.
musicabrasileira.org /reviewsinterviews/mmcf.html   (454 words)

 Choro Mar Aparthotel - Albufeira - Choro Mar Aparthotel reviews - TripAdvisor
Me and my partner stayed their for one week and loved it the rooms are fully equiped and very clean....
We have visited the choro mar for the past 5 years and we find the family atmosphere fantastic.
This was the first time for the four of us in Portugal, if the Choro Mar was an advert for the rest...
tripadvisor.com /Hotel_Review-g189112-d264248-Reviews-Choro_Mar_Apar...   (419 words)

 Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso | Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While the clarinet is not a typical instrument in some forms of Brazilian music it is common in the choro form and thus fits in well, contributing to the organic texture of the group, sharing solo and thematic duties with Marshall’s mandolin.
Much like Marshall’s previous album, Serenata: The Music of Hermeto Pascoal, Marshall has taken the subject matter and given it a smoother veneer, meaning that while this is clearly folk-based as is the traditional form, all the rough edges have been removed and the arrangements more precise.
“Choro Negro” shows his tender side, with trills and delicate tremolos coaxing the tender beauty of the piece.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=13973   (523 words)

 Dois No Choro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In July, 2000, she was the only American invited to perform with Altamiro Carrilho at the Teatro Municipal in São Paulo, in a gala concert celebrating his career.
Together, they have a group in Chicago, “Dois no Choro” which currently has two cd’s “Carinhoso,” and “Juntos.” The later has the special participation of Altamiro Carrilho and Maria Teresa Madeira, and was awarded a Special Assistance Grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
Review: DOIS NO CHORO’S CARINHOSO is an exceptional Brazilian jazz CD which should find its way into the home of all jazz listeners, for it is concerned with "Chorinho," one of the oldest and most pure forms of the traditional music of Brazil.
www.paulinhogarcia.com /Dois_no_Choro.htm   (2208 words)

 Shin Combat Choro Q for PlayStation 2 - Find, Compare, and Buy Shin Combat Choro Q for PlayStation 2 at Shopping.com
In Shin Combat Choro Q you use the super deformed Choro-Q battle tanks to blast your way through the enemy hideouts.
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www.shopping.com /xGS-choro_q   (359 words)

Her harmonies were simple, her melodies easily assimilated.
Gnattali's daily work took him even closer to choro than did Villa-Lobos'.
After all, those who know how to play, play choro.
www.brazzil.com /musfeb96.htm   (3170 words)

 Cheat Codes Club - Choro Q Cheat Codes
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 Amazon.com: Music: Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Following a trip to Brazil in 1995, newgrass mandolin whiz Mike Marshall decided to tackle an entire album of Brazilian "choro" music, the zippy, propulsive instrumental style pioneered in the late 1800s, alongside it's better-known musical cousin, the samba.
This is the latest in a series of choro albums by Marshall, and is perhaps the most mellow set to date...
Nice, relaxing stuff, but with enough of a bite and enough virtuoso picking to keep even the grumpiest of us from thinking it's just an ez listening set...
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00022XEH2?v=glance   (535 words)

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 Choro Sheet Music, Lyrics, Chords!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Songs include Choro * Choro * Romance Hal Leonard.
Methods/Studies Songs include Choro * Song Of April * Rosamunde Overture Hal Leonard.
Classical, Songs include Choro * Minuet I * Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming Hal Leonard.
www.laurasmidiheaven.com /Sheet-Music/Choro-BOOKS.html   (352 words)

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