KPTZ announces a week-long radio special on the history of Brazil’s Choro music. The show, A Joyful Cry: Brazil’s Choro Music was produced by WFMT Radio Network out of Chicago, and is hosted by Chicago flautist Julie Koidin and Brazilian musician Geraldo de Oliveira. It is a west coast premiere, presented in four one-hour segments, documents the history of this music – the first truly Brazilian music – that predates samba and Bossa Nova. Air dates:
#1 – The History of Choro to the Present Day – Mon. 4/23, 8-9pm (after On the Romani Trail)
#2 – Choro and Classical Music – Tues 4/24, 7-8pm (followed by Jazz Notes)
#3 – The Brass and Woodwind Virtuosos of Choro – Wed. 4/25, 8:30-9:30am (during Al Bergstein’s Music to Drink Coffee to)
#4- The String Players of Choro – Fri. 4/27, 7-8pm (in place of Sing It! Sister)
This show dovetails with the 9th annual Centrum Choro workshop.
Please tune in to KPTZ and celebrate the deep river of Choro music that runs through Brazil. Then come listen to Choro played live on Sunday morning, April 29, 9-10:30am Participant Performance at the Wheeler Theater in Fort Worden. It’s free and open to the public.