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DC Choro (Uncredited)

DC Choro

DC Choro is a choro and forró band prominent in the Washington DC region, and brings the best in these Brazilian styles to a fan base that is predominantly Brazilian, but ever expanding. DC Choro plays at numerous venues in the DC area, including bars, restaurants, folk festivals and private parties. But the band's regular gig, and the one that anchors the scene, happens at the Grill From Ipanema, DC's best Brazilian restaurant, every other Sunday night. Every appearance begins with subtle but swinging renditions of traditional and new choro, and ends with rousing sets of forró, with patrons dancing, singing and clapping in the aisles.Choro is a genre that emerged in Rio de Janeiro in the late 19th/early 20th century.

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DC Choro 6/2/11: DC Choro

This group brings the best in the Brazilian styles choro (intricate melodies and counterpoint, swinging rhythm, and rich harmony) and forró (accordion and bass drum–based dance rhythm). Part of The DC Jazz Festival.

DC Choro

This group brings the best in the Brazilian styles choro (intricate melodies and counterpoint, swinging rhythm, and rich harmony) and forró (accordion and bass drum–based dance rhythm). Part of The DC Jazz Festival.

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