UTM Choro is an instrumental ensemble established to introduce musicians to Brazilian “Choro” music. It provides a great opportunity for players wanting to improve on their reading and improvisation skills while learning about an exciting and expressive genre of music. UTM Choro is open to students, faculty, and community.
Although the word “choro” means “cry” in Portuguese, the music itself is known for its upbeat and cheerful rhythms. Emerging about 50 years before American jazz, Choro is the oldest musical grouping within Brazilian popular music, developed when urban musicians began merging polkas, waltzes, and mazurkas with Africanized rhythms.
Choro welcomes all, but some of the more common are: guitar, flute, mandolin, pandeiro, trombone, bass, oboe, clarinet, and hand percussion.
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