Thursday, 9 April 2009


Trio Madeira Brasil
September 15, 2007 
Bimhuis, Amsterdam

by Luana Ferreira

Ronaldo do Bandolim (mandolin), Zé Paulo Becker (guitar)
e Marcello Gonçalves (seven cords guitar) made the audience- actually, more than 300 people- of the Brazilian Summer, very happy and excited.
The three virtuosos who form the Trio Madeira Brasil delighted the public's ears with the finest Choro from Rio de Janeiro and showed why they are considered the best chorinho group nowadays.
The trio participated in the awarded documentary about the Choro's history Brasileirinho. The trio has been a hit with critics since the launching of their first CD in 1998 and has won several prizes.

Choro is the oldest Brazilian rhythm (dating from 1870) and it mixes European melodies, African beats and melancholic Indian songs. It is considered the oldest brother of better-known rhythms like samba and bossa nova and it was a source of inspiration for both rhythms.
The Choro is the most genuine Brazilian style and its revival can be witnessed on rodas de choro all over Brazil but mainly in its native place: Rio de Janeiro.

The show took place in a very informal sphere thanks to the musician's sense of humour and the happy songs.
One of the highest points of the evening was the Ronaldo do Mandolin's dance in Pixinguinha's style.
After the greetings and compliments on the back stage, they joined the public and enjoyed the Bimhuis's party with DJ Paulão playing old and new Brazilian hits.
And they made it all the way, jet lagged or not!

The audience reacted enthusiastically and the celebration went on through the night. The event also caught the attention of the Dutch media: Het Parool and Volkskrant wrote very good reviews about it.

Concept The Brazilian Summer Sessions: Neyde Lantyer
Programmer Trio Madeira Brasil: Claudia Trajano
Executive production: Claudia Trajano and Neyde Lantyer
In collaboration with the Bimhuis
Flyer design by Chico Colombo

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