Choro Louco to Perform at Jewett Auditorium | Jan 13, 2pm

The “Concerts at Jewett” Series sponsored by University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Sciences and UMA Senior College will feature Choro Louco on Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at UMA Jewett Auditorium. (If necessary, snow date will be January 27th.)

Choro Louco

Based in Portland, Maine, Choro Louco is dedicated to the century-old tradition of Brazilian choro music. Choro is known for beautiful melodies, complex harmonies and syncopated rhythms, combining elements of European folk and classical, ragtime, jazz, Latin, and African music. Come and enjoy this ensemble, formed in 2013, and learn about music that is uniquely Brazilian and rarely heard in the US.

The band members are all driven by love of the music and dedication to learning this unique style.

Carl Dimow, flute and guitar, plays jazz, classical and klezmer music. Nicole Rabata, flute, has diverse musical interests including Celtic and classical. Joel Eckhaus comes from an old time/jazz/pop/vaudeville background and has applied his knowledge to the cavaquinho, Brazil’s version of the ukulele. David Newsam, 7-string guitar and mandolin, brings decades of experience as a jazz and classical guitarist. Eric LaPerna exhibits his great hand percussion skills on the pandeiro, the Brazilian tambourine.

Tickets are $10, students $5, 12 & under free. Tickets are available at Dave’s Appliance in Winthrop and at the door. Call 621-3551, or email for more information or for mail order tickets.

The next concert is Sunday, February 10, 2019, 2PM – The Boneheads (Snow date: February 24th).

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