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Ronaldo Souza Silva (Uncredited)

Ronaldo Souza Silva

Ronaldo Souza Silva, known as Ronaldo do Bandolim, has been in the music scene for over thirty years and is considered one of the greatest bandolinists of Brazil. As a teenager in the late 60s, he was part of the group "Os Jovens da Velha Guarda". For the last two decades has been adding his beautiful improvisations to the sound of the group “Época de Ouro”, the most traditional contemporary Choro group. Rogério Souza was a pioneer in developing the style of music that is known today as “choro novo” – innovative interpretations of traditional Brazilian instrumental music while remaining true to the roots of the music.Rogério and Ronaldo are examples of musicians that have awakened a tremendous enthusiasm among young people for Choro, which today is wildly popular in clubs, concert halls, and the hot nightspots of Rio.

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Ronaldo Souza Silva 9/3/10: Ronaldo Souza Silva

Considered one of the greatest bandolin players of Brazil, Ronaldo performs with guitarist Rogério Souza Silva, accordion player Jose Mauricio Barretto Parreiras Horta, and percussionist João Souza Hermeto. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil in celebration of choro, popularly called chorinho.

Ronaldo Souza Silva

Considered one of the greatest bandolin players of Brazil, Ronaldo performs with guitarist Rogério Souza Silva, accordion player Jose Mauricio Barretto Parreiras Horta, and percussionist João Souza Hermeto. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil in celebration of choro, popularly called chorinho.

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