Sunday, 6 November 2016

CONTEMPORÂNEA, roda-de-choro

Carlus Maximus attends a Contemporanea roda-de-choro on 29 April 2012.
singer Maria Luiza & journalist Thais Matarazzo at Lojas Contemporânea on 31st March 2012.

Contemporanea, a musical instrument shop located at Rua General Osorio, 46 used to open its backroom auditorium to a jam-session of choro players & singers every Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. In 2016, due to the Brazilian economy melt-down Contemporanea had to shut half of its space and that particular room where 'roda-de-choro' was played on Saturdays has been reclaimed by the instruments-for-sale. 

Now, Contemporanea has changed its name to RS Musical and opened a smaller room on the 1st floor of a building next to its main entrance so that 'roda-de-choro' (choro jam session) might continue its existence minus the singers who were invited to keep their mouths shut. If you like instrumental choro... that's the place to be every Saturday morning... 

Osny & Silvili in a duet of Vinicius & Baden Powel's 'Samba em preludio'.
Thais gives a hand with a tambourine... while Maria and her sister sing in the background...
Contemporanea packed to the rafters... Carlus Maximus looks at the camera.
sisters Elisa (mandolin) & Lia (acoustic guitar) on 22 September 2007
singer Jamelão & Miguel, Contemporanea's owner. 
Carlus Maximus & Carmona, a very emotive friend... 
from left to right: ..., ..., Isaias, mandolin player, Iracema Tamashiro & Vander Loureiro. 

Roda-de-choro at Contemporanea which changed its name to on Saturday morning, 17 June 2018.
Vander at timba, Isaias at the mandolin, ... at cavaquinho, Arnaldinho at the tambourine; 17 June 2018.

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