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Brazilian Choro is a musical genre that has been around for over a hundred years. Its beautiful melodies, complex harmonies, and syncopated rhythms combine elements of European folk and classical, ragtime, jazz, Latin, and African music, creating a style that is uniquely Brazilian and enormously appealing.
Portland-based Choro Louco was formed in 2013 by a group of accomplished musicians who have all established themselves as virtuosos in other genres - ranging from classical music and jazz, to Celtic, klezmer and Middle Eastern music. The band members are Carl Dimow (guitar, flute, bass flute), Nicole Rabata (flute), David Newsam (8-string guitar, mandolin), Joel Eckhaus (cavaquinho, mandolin) and Eric LaPerna (pandeiro, bongos).