Chora Genésio is back to MUNGANGA-
“Chora Genésio is a group of Choro, a very popular musical genre in Brazil where it appeared in the late 1800s. Known by putting together colorful rich melodies and instigating rhythms, this instrumental style was born from a blend between European dances and African music. It combines a bit of both with a touch of playful improvisation.
Aiming the Choro, for its importance for Brazilian culture, the group writes arrangements that go along with the tradition opening, at the same time, room for new ideas and modern harmonies.
The quartet formed by Alice Carvalho (clarinet), Bill Davison (flute), Marcio Luiz 7 Cordas (7-string guitar) and Pablo Araújo (cavaco) will be performing songs of their first two albums, the “Bom Soar” recorded in Paris in 2016 and the “Moderno Antiquário” recorded in Brazil in 2015.
In this concert the audience is invited to get to know more about the genesis of brazilian music and, of course, about Choro, by listening to compositions of the beginning of the XX century side by side with contemporary pieces of the style.”
Flutist, formed in transverse flute at the Music School of Brasilia (EMB) and the State University of Sao Joao del Rei (UFSJ). He participated in festivals such as the 10th International ABRAF (Brazilian Association of Flutists), in Campinas (2010), the 1st International Movement of Music in Uberlandia (2011) and the 1st Choro Encounter in Campinas (2015). Studied at the Open University of Popular Music “Bituca11 in Barbacena. He took lessons with musicians such as: Toninho Guimaraes, Ian Guest, Mauro Rodrigues, Ariadne Paixao and Ton in ho Carrasqueira.
Marcio Luiz 7-strings
Guitarist, formed in classical guitar at the State Conservatory “Padre Jose Maria Xavier” in Sao Joao del Rei and in popular guitar at the Open University “Bituca” in Barbacena. Winner of the Prize “Young Instrumentalists BDMG” (2013). Participated in various masterclasses during which he took lessons with famous names in music such as Tabajara Belo, Gilvan de Oliveira and Ian Guest.
Cavaquinist, produced soundtracks for the theatre and the cinema. Participated in the 1st Choro Encounter in Campinas (2015) and in the 36th International Summer Course in Brasília (CIVEBRA), where he took lessons with the Cavaquinist Jayme Vignolli. He participated in workshops with the group “Uakti” and the musician Juarez Moreira.
Alice Carvalho – clarinetist, studied at the Federal University of São João del Rei (UFSJ) and the Free University of Música Popular Bituca. She participated at the Choro Meeting of Campinas (2015) and also she participated in master classes with musicians like Paquito D’Rivera, Nailor Proveta and Pedro Paes.