The University of Tennessee at Martin will present a group that plays a classic Brazilian style, as Choro das Três (Choro das 3) will perform in the Blankenship Recital Hall in the UTM Fine Arts Building at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 25.
Choro das 3 is a Brazilian group who perform choro, a popular urban music genre in Brazil known for its often upbeat rhythms and virtuosity required by performers.
For 19 years, Choro das 3 was a family-based band formed by the three sisters: Corina (flute and piccolo), Lia (seven-string guitar) and Elisa (mandolin, clarinet, banjo, piano and accordion), and their father, Eduardo (pandeiro), who died from COVID-19 on June 11, 2021.
Choro das 3 has released 11 albums and has been touring in North America, Europe and Brazil for the past 21 years.
Choro das 3 won the inaugural Adoniran Music Festival in 2003, and was awarded Best Group of Popular Music according to the Paulista Association of Critics of Art in 2008. That was the first year an instrumental music group won that award.
The trio plays Brazilian instrumental music based on choro, an instrumental music genre that emerged in Brazil in the 19th century to become the foundation for all Brazilian music.
The group’s stop at UT Martin is a part of its eighth U.S. tour that began last May.
The event is hosted by the UTM Department of Music.
PHOTO: Members of Choro das 3 include (from left) Corina, Lia and Elisa Meyer Ferreira.