Alvorada, Brazil, choro

Alvorada at London Latin Music Conference (LoLaMC)

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.

https://www.lolamc.com/

Alvorada, Brazil, choro

Alvorada live gig!

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

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Engomadinho with Jacque Falcheti

Another video recorded remotely in lockdown, this time with the wonderful Jacque Falcheti. We played together earlier this year when she was in London as part of her European tour. Delighted that we’ve now made this collaboration between here and Riberão Preto in Brazil.

This is a choro-samba called ‘Engomadinho’ – meaning smart, dapper, dressed up…!

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Guest appearance with Telecoteco

This Friday, February 21st, I’m looking forward to playing with Telecoteco, a duo exploring samba and choro. I first met singer and pandeiro player Jacque Falcheti in Brazil in 2014, and so it’s a pleasure to get to play with her and guitarist José Miranda on this date, part of their 2020 European tour. The gig is at the intimate Basement Bar at the Green Note: www.greennote.co.uk/production/telecoteco

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Songlines nomination and Dorset photos

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:
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www.songlines.co.uk/awards/2020
(closes midnight on Friday 31st January)

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Alvorada Dorset mini-tour and Harrison show

Alvorada’s first shows of 2020 are just around the corner.

We play three dates in Dorset on January 23rd – 25th, as part of the Artsreach Rural Touring programme.  We’ll be performing at venues in Wootton Fitzpaine, Portesham and Chetnole. Info and booking here: artsreach.co.uk/event/alvorada

Then on February 1st we’re back in London at one of our favourite venues, The Harrison. Book tickets here: www.wegottickets.com/event/493042

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Gabriela Kozyra shows

Here are some photos from a couple of recent gigs with singer Gabi Kozyra. We were performing music again from her amazing album, Noites Brasileiras, which focuses on previously unpublished and unrecorded Brazilian songs.

We played in a trio with Walter Lopes at the Sands Film Studios (a unique and tucked away little gem of a place in Rotherhithe), and then travelled to Poland to play at the Raciborski Cultural Centre, with Walter, Andres Ticino and Sam Watts. Also enjoyed some excellent Polish food and drink while we were over there!