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Chorando na Chuva & Special Guests

July 20 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm


For nearly two decades, Chorando na Chuva (Crying in the Rain) has celebrated Brazilian culture though its music, especially choro’s blend of African grooves and European dance tunes that grew into samba and bossa nova and still itself evolves. In performance, they pour decades of musical exploration and travel to Brazil into tight arrangements that bring out the beauty of this upbeat joyful style, especially its unsung vocal heritage. Notably they have played at BrasilFest since 2012, a monthly gig at C&P Coffee for 5 years; taught workshops at the University of Washington, Centrum Choro Workshop, and Northwest Folklife; and served as long-time hosts of the monthy roda de choro jam sessions at the Couth Buzzard Bookstore. The group features KTzinha (flute and voice), Paul Korsmo (7-string guitar and voice), Arthur Knapp (cavaquinho and guitar), and Wayne Organ (percussion and voice).

With the exciting reopening of Couth Buzzard Books & Café, which continues its legacy of support for participatory music, Chorando na Chuva honors the choro tradition of inclusion to invite two very special guests:

Kristine Rominski

Flutist Kristine Rominski performs with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra and Cafecito Tango Quartet. She regularly participates in rodas de choro, especially the monthly sessions at the Couth Buzzard. Kristine teaches flute lessons in Ballard and the Central District.

Naoyuki Sawada

Playing mandolin and cavaquinho in Choroloco, Naoyuki performed the Berkeley Choro Festival, Wintergrass rodas de choro, at Seattle Pacific University, the Bellingham Folk Festival, and Seattle Folklore Society . He has recently deepened his involvement in choro through advanced bandolim study in Brasil, touring with Rogério Souza in Japan, and composing choros himself.


July 20
7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Couth Buzzard Books
8310 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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