Choro de Rua

Choro de RuaChoro de Rua

Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy


Choro de Rua duo The project was born in 2012 from the desire of spreading Choro (to be pronounced “shoro”) in Italy and Europe, to give everyone the opportunity of appreciating this sophisticated instrumental Brazilian music, good to be played and to be listened to. Since then, Choro de Rua duo, formed by the Italian flutist Barbara Piperno and the Brazilian 7-string guitarist and mandolinist Marco Ruviaro, has had an intense musical activity trying to disseminate Choro, playing, recording and making researches. The music album Aeroplanando represents one of the fruits of this passionate work. What is Choro? Around 1870, popular music players in Rio de Janeiro — that was the economic and cultural capital of Brazil in those years — started to perform the repertoire of European dances in vogue amid the aristocracy of XIX century (like waltz, scottish and polka) in a “brazilerized” form, with strong influence of African origin’s rhythms. Thus CHORO was born! Since then, the musical universe of Choro has always embraced different rhythms and styles, including polka, waltz, baião, frevo, maxixe and tango brasileiro, and had a decisive influence on the development of samba and bossa-nova. CHORO is the most important Brazilian instrumental music. CHORO is a form of playing. CHORO is a form of living and sharing music with joy and creativity. Most of the Brazilian composers has dealt and still deals with Choro, from Villa-Lobos to Nazareth, from Tom Jobim to Gismonti, from Chico Buarque to Guinga, and several generations of musicians have always contribute to the development and dissemination of Choro with a lot of love and passion for this music. Thanks to all this, Choro has become the most important Brazilian instrumental music.

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