5th Choro Festival Holanda 2017
The fifth edition of this unique festival in Europe takes place again in the culture-rich neighborhood of Delfshaven in Rotterdam!
A unique Brazilian Choro and Samba afternoon and evening. With concerts, presentations of students and teachers of Brazilian musicschool EPM Holanda and Capoeira Berimbau de Ouro, jam sessions, delicious authentic Brazilian food (reserve your dinner!), Dance workshop with Juliana Braga and a lot of live music.
Teachers EPM Holanda (Elizabeth Fadel (piano), Udo Demandt (Percussion), Alvaro Rovira Ruiz (Guitar), Marcelo Rosario (Guitar), Morgana Moreno (Flute), Floor Polder (Flute), Kees Gelderblom (Guitar), Hassan Ait Moumad (cavaquinho / bass), Marijn van der Linden (cavaquinho) and Magda Mendes (vocals)
with guest Lilian Vieira (vocals)
Special guests from Brazil: João Camarero (7 string guitar) and Bebe Kramer (accordion)
Joao Camarero e Bebe Kramer
14:00 Deur Open
15:00 Choro en Samba Presentations
17:30 Capoeira Presentation
18:00 Pauze with Film (Documentary about Choro Music)
18:45 Gafiera Workshop and Presentation Juliana Braga
19:15 – 21:00 Concert Camarero e Kramer with EPM Holanda teachers and Lilian Vieira
21:00-22:00 Roda de Choro (acoustic)
Every year a great experience! Don’t miss it!!
Alessandro “bebe” Kramer is considered one of Brazil’s greatest accordionists nowadays. He was born in a town named Vacaria, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, and started playing the accordion at very early age, inspired by his father, Alencar Rodrigues, a well known accordionist in southern lands.
The beginning of his career as a professional musician, happened still in the adolescence, when playing with some highly regarded musicians, such as Guinha Ramires, Alegre Correa, Toninho Horta and Arismar do Espírito Santo.
In the state of Santa Catarina, together with four other great musicians; Endrigo Bettega, Ronaldo Saggiorato, Guinha Ramires and Mario Conde,
Alessandro formed a band called Dr. Cipó, with which he recorded three albums that are a important reference for musicians and music admires all over the world.
In the year of 2008, he moved to the city of Rio de Janeiro, where he has been living since then, and it’s also the place where he has expanded his musical horizons, becoming one of the most renowned musicians of today’s Brazillian instrumental musical scene.
Throughout his career, Alessandro has recorded and performed with great artists from Brazillian and worldwide music, such as; Hermeto Paschoal, Guinga, Toninho Horta, Moraes Moreira, Paulo Moura, Hamilton de Holanda, Marco Pereira, Yamandú Costa, as well as the accordionists Dominguinhos, Osvaldinho do Acordeon and Renato Borghetti.
Holding a remarkable knowledge of harmony and improvisation, Alessandro had his first background mostly on the music from his home state, Rio Grande do Sul, and today, he plays chorinho, samba, tango, jazz and all kids of musical styles with great aplomb.
Appointed by critics as one of the leading names of the new generation of Brazilian guitar players, this young musician studied at the Conservatory of Tatuí (2008 – 2009) and Escola Portátil de Música (2011 – 2012), where he still works as a teacher and monitor.
As a soloist or accompanist, he performed both in concerts and recordings alongside big names of the music industry, such as Altamiro Carrilho, Leny Andrade, Yamandú Costa, Zelia Duncan, Danilo Caymmi, Agnaldo Rayol, Elton Medeiros, Cristina Buarque, Nailor Proveta, Mike Marshall, David Grisman, Howard Alden, Ademilde Fonseca, Agnaldo Rayol, among many others.
Winner of MIMO Instrumental Award 2015 and Concurso Novas – 3, he performed in several countries such as Japan (touring in duo with João Lyra – 2015), France (with Bando do Chorão – 2009), Germany (tour with Camerata Violões e Cia, from the Conservatory of Tatuí – 2008), Italy (Torino’s Choro International – 2008) and USA (the Mandolin Symposium, University of California – 2012 and Jazz at the Plaza, New York – 2013).
As a composer, João partnered with major names such as Paulo Cesar Pinheiro and Cristóvão Bastos. On television, he recorded some music programs (as accompanist): “Ensaios”, by Fernando Faro on TV Cultura, ‘Sr. Brasil’ with Rolando Boldrin and Instrumental SESC Brazil ‘.
Nowadays he works side by side with Leandro Braga, Leo Gandelman, Déo Rian, João Lyra, Cristovão Bastos, Henrique Cazes and Joel Nascimento and is finishing his first solo album.
Choro originated in the 19th century in Rio de Janeiro and is one of Brazil’s most famous and popular music genres. The then cariocas, inhabitants of Rio, consisted of Europeans, Africans, Indians and, of course, a mix of these races. European dance such as the Polka, Schottish, Waltz, Habanera and Mazurka were developed and influenced by African rhythms such as the Lundu and Batuque. This created a new swinging music style, the choro, from which the samba later came again.
Choro Festival is organized by the Brazilian music school EPM Holanda i.c.w. GROUNDS and it was made possible by Kubox Self Storage, the city of Rotterdam, Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, Berimbau de Ouro Capoeira School, the SKVR, Bom Sabor do Brasil, Fund for, Juliana Braga Brazilian Dance School, Youth Culture Fund and Creative Flavors.
* Food by Bom sabor do Brasil
From 15:00 Brazilian snacks (not included in the ticket price)
From 17:30 Brazilian Dinner (not included in the ticket price)
Do not forget to reserve your dinner. Check out the menu and book your dinner here. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entrance € 12,50
EPM and Codarts students € 7,50
Kids up to 12 years free
More info www.choroschool.com