TODAY: Urban jazz group from Brazil to perform in Port Townsend
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Choro das 3 — Eduardo Ferreira and his daughters Corina, with flute; Elisa; and Lia — will bring the music of Brazil to Port Townsend on Sunday night.

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The urban jazz of Brazil will fill the hall as Choro das 3, a quartet of three sisters and their father, arrives tonight.

Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., is the place for the 7 p.m. concert of choro, a vintage street music from South America.

Tickets are $12 at the door only for this Father's Day show, presented by Al Bergstein and Mountainstone Productions of Port Townsend (www.albergstein.com).

A decade ago, Choro das 3 made it its mission to keep choro — then a dying form — alive.

Young and old

Today the music, reborn, flourishes in the hands of players young and old. And Choro das 3's members are national stars in their Brazilian homeland.

The ensemble is flutist and piccolo player Corina Ferreira, 25; her sister Lia, 23, on seven-string guitar; and Elisa, 20, on bandolim — Brazil's mandolin — as well as banjo, clarinet and piano.

Their father, Eduardo, plays pandeiro, the Brazilian tambourine.

And though “choro” means cry or lament, it is in fact a fast-paced music, a kind of ragtime with tropical flavor.

In recent years, Choro das 3 has performed it across the Americas, for Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as well as for 70,000 people at a 2006 Mass for Peace in Sao Paolo, Brazil's Morumbi Stadium.

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Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: June 15. 2014 5:18AM
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