This week, Alvorada went in to Rich Mix again for some more filming with Latino Life. This time they invited us to take part in their documentary, to be released later in year, which will explore the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Latin music scene in London. Here are some shots of the beautiful set that formed the backdrop of our performances.
After the success of our last gig at Folklore, we’re delighted to have another live date coming, on Saturday 24th October, this time at the classy Doña in Stoke Newington – also known for its great mezcal cocktails! It’s great to be able to play another show when opportunities are so limited at the moment. Musicians and venues are struggling alike, so we hope to have a good turn out for this one.
News of a gig this Sunday, 20th September – Alvorada will be playing a live show in an actual venue! We had been planning to do another Garden Special gig. As we’re all getting used to in the current climate though, things can change at very short notice.
Therefore we’re delighted that Folklore have agreed to host us for this show, our first indoor performance since the beginning of lockdown. Tickets will be strictly limited, socially distanced, and available in advance only. Book here:
We can’t wait to be back on stage!
Alvorada had the pleasure of filming a couple of videos for the London Latin Music Conference, in connection with the London Latin music festival, La Linea . It was great to get to return to Rich Mix for the session, even if just to play in the empty space rather than a live gig.
For anyone interested in attending the online conference, with discussion panels and performances, it airs on September 11th, and is free to sign up to.
Our Garden Special gig was a joyful occasion! It was great to get to play together again. Thanks to everyone who watched and all the lovely comments. You can watch back on our YouTube channel.
If you enjoyed the show and would like to make a donation to the band, please go to:
Excited to announce that Alvorada are going to do a live gig – our first one in months! It will be a socially distanced outdoor concert on August 2nd – with a limited ticketed audience and live streamed online, free to watch. We’re very excited to be getting to play together again!
Audience tickets will be available here: www.ticketsource.co.uk/alvorada/t-kermja
Watch live online (free to view): https://youtu.be/i94rjq0mcew
Donations welcome at www.paypal.me/alvorada
Another remotely recorded lockdown video with Alvorada – this time ‘Amphibious’ by Moacir Santos (who I think of as a kind of Brazilian Duke Ellington).
Alvorada have put together a new video – all recorded remotely while in Covid-19 lockdown.
Today is National Choro Day in Brazil, and marks the birthday of Pixinguinha. This is our version of ‘Gostosinho’, by another great choro composer, Jacob do Bandolim.
Performances sadly cancelled due to Covid-19:
March 29th – London Vocal Project @ Pizza Express, Soho
March 29th – Roda de choro @ The Harrison, Kings Cross
April 3rd – Alvorada @ The Post, Seven Sisters
April 9th – Alvorada @ Future Inn, Bristol
April 10th – Alvorada @ Royal Festival Hall Central Bar, Southbank
May 19th – Alvorada & Luciana Rabello @ Pizza Express, Holborn
June 7th – Alvorada @ Florence Works, Islington
June 12th – Alvorada @ Fleece Jazz, Colchester
August 7th-31st – Showstopper @ Pleasance Grand, Edinburgh Festival
August 12th – Alvorada @ Lake District Summer Music International Festival
August 13th – Alvorada @ The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
September 6th – Alvorada @ London Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House, Camden
Alvorada had a great time in Dorset, playing to some packed venues around the county and meeting lots of new listeners, most of whom were hearing choro for the first time.
While we were away we also were delighted to discover that we’ve been nominated for Best Group in the Songlines Music Awards 2020. You can vote for us here:
(closes midnight on Friday 31st January)