Dois no Choro

Glenn Kaupert
Artist / Program Description: 
Formed in 1997, Dois no Choro (Brazilian guitarist/vocalist Paulinho Garcia and Chicago-area flutist Julie Koidin) interprets a variety of Brazilian/Latin-American genres (choro, bossa nova, samba, tango, etc.) with jazz harmonies. Venues have included the Chicago Cultural Center and WFMT radio's "Live from WFMT."

Julie routinely travels to Brazil performing and researching “choro,” a Brazilian hybrid of European melodies and African rhythms. She is a three-time Fulbright recipient (Brazil (2002), Norway (2005), New Zealand (2006)) and has written several articles and her doctoral thesis on choro (DM, Northwestern).

Paulinho, originally from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, received the “Best Jazz Entertainer" award in the 2001 Chicago Music Awards. His CD, Homage (2002), released in Tokyo, was voted "Best Vocal CD." His world tours include performances in the Tokyo, Singapore, and North Sea Jazz Festivals.

Dois no Choro has two CDs: Carinhoso and Juntos. Juntos, partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, received two first-round nominations for the 2003 Latin Grammys ("Best Album" and "Best Brazilian Roots").

Dois no Choro also performs with other instrumentalists including accordion, mandolin, and percussion.

Performers give informative descriptions during their presentations. Also available: Slide shows, percussion demonstrations, and Julie's multi-media choro presentation (presented at the National Flute Association Convention in Washington, D.C. and at various U.S. and foreign institutions).
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