New group Roda Trip plays Best Video Performance Space Monday, Dec. 2, at 8 PM. The cover is a sliding scale of $5-10 (pay what you can in that range).
Choro is a style of instrumental music from Rio de Janeiro that originated in the the late 19th century. It fuses syncopated African rhythms with European harmony and is considered by many to the the first authentically Brazilian style of music. Choro ensembles vary in their instrumentation and the music consists of virtuosic melodic lines that are both challenging and incredibly fun to play.
A gathering of musicians to play choro is called a “roda de choro,” thus our group’s name, Roda Trip, featuring Will Minter (accordion), Joe Murfin (pandeiro/cavaquinho), David Sasso (mandolin/mandocello/guitar), and Naomi Senzer (flute/clarinet).