Choro das Tres in the United States

Here's a tour schedule for this great choro ensemble. Check them out on YouTube if you're unfamiliar with them:


Sambistas & chorões,

As I write, Elisa, Lia and Corina, the three talented sisters of Choro das 3, are
winging their way from Brazil to the USA for their 2014 USA tour.

They're coming to a city near you. Watch this page for updates and additional details:
Details (and gigs) will be added to this page as they're confirmed.

If you can help fill in details and fix the mistakes, please write to me.

Here's what we know now:

May 23: Woods Hole MA, house concert, 8PM, $20, reservations required: http://choro3.doattend.com

May 24: Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, R.I. 
8PM, $15. Call 401-725-9272 for reservations

May 30: Amazing Things, Framingham MA. 8PM, $20. 

May 31: Acoustic Artisans, Portland ME, contact Jonathan Cooper <jcooper@maine.rr.com> for info.

June 3: Chicago IL, contact Geraldo de Oliveira, <geraldo@ameritech.net> for the info.

June 6: Boulder CO, Mennonite Church, contact Dan Fairchild cc <dhf2000@comcast.net> for the info.

June 7: Boulder CO, workshop/masterclass, 10:30 AM, $35

June 11: Spokane WA, contact Daniel C Gore <danielcgore@msn.com> for the info.

June 12: Ellenburg WA, details here soon.

June 13 & 14: Seattle WA, details here soon.

June 15: Port Townsend WA, contact Al Bergstein <albergstein@gmail.com

June 17 & 18: Portland OR, details here soon.

June 19 & 20: Salem OR, details here soon.

June 21: Eugene OR, The Jazz Station, 8PM, $10.

June 25: Felton CA, Don Quixote’s Music Hall, 7:30, $15. More info here.

June 31: San Diego CA house concert, contact Gary Payne, garypaynephoto@mac.com for the info.

July 5: Austin TX. Details here soon.

July 9: Bryan TX. Details here soon.

July 12 & 13: Memphis TN. Details here soon.

July 15 & 16: Chattanooga TN, Folk School of Chattanooga. Contact Christie Burns <christie@chattanoogafolk.com>.

July 20: Aberdeen NC, The Poplar Knight Spot, 6PM, $15.

July 22: Washington DC. Details here soon.

August 1: Cambridge MA, Passim, with Howard Alden & Jeanne Gies.

August 5: Musikfest, Bethlehem PA, http://www.musikfest.org


Rio hilltop soccer

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Next time, stay in Rocinha!

An American so in love with Rio he starts a service to help tourists and foreign students stay in the world's largest favela. Genius or madman?



NYTimes hits Centro district in Rio

Is it just me or does the frequency of writeups in NYTimes on Brazil seem to accellerate every year? The Olympics? The new economic powerhouse reputation? In any case, choro is described so it's an improvement on some other recent efforts!