Friday, April 17, 2009

Choro Day

Next week the official Choro Day ( 23. April) will be celebrated all over Brazil and in other parts of the world, where choro is an integrated musical tradition of cultural events. Choro Day is also the celebration of Pixinguinha, the 23. April this year we'll commemorate the fact that it is Pixinguinha's 112th birthday. I suggest and encourage readers of this blog to look up info in the local media about events according Choro Day in your area. Unfortunately, none have been arranged at my place, but instead I found some video fragments at YouTube to get into the right mood for celebrating Choro Day and the music of Pixinguinha.
From a TV program I found a fragment featuring Déo Rian and Época de Ouro playing a couple of well known Pixinguinha compositions - the program is hosted by Paulinho da Viola and probably is recorded late 1960s or early 1970s

From a performance at the Villagio Café-SP last year here is a fragment featuring Danilo Brito (bandolim), Alessandro Penezzi (violão), Proveta (sax) a.o. playing Pixinguinha's 'Cochichando'

Finally, here's the historical video fragment featuring Pixinguinha himself accompanied by unidentified conjunto playing 'Carinhoso' - enjoy!



Anonymous Fernando José said...

From this year on June 28 will be known as the Day State of crying. The honor was officially this Wednesday, March 11, with the publication in the Official Gazette of the State of Law 13447/09

Fernando José
Santios (Brazil)

24 April, 2009  
Blogger Jo said...

Thank you, Fernando José, for the forwarded info. June 28 will be the official 'Choro Day' in the state of São Paulo, but I believe that Pixinguinha's birth date, April 23th, still is the Brasilian Nation's official 'Choro Day'. June 28 is chosen to commemorate the birthday of Anibal Augusto Sardinha, o Garoto.


24 April, 2009  

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