Brazilian Choro has been around for over a hundred years. Its beautiful melodies, complex harmonies, and syncopated rhythms combine elements of European folk and classical, ragtime, jazz, Latin, and African music creating a style that is uniquely Brazilian and enormously appealing.
Choro Louco was formed in 2013 and has evolved into a classic sounding choro ensemble. They are driven by a love of the music and a desire to share it with others.
Carl Dimow, flute and guitar, has played jazz, classical, and klezmer music here and abroad with the Casco Bay Tummlers, and numerous other ensembles. Nicole Rabata is well known for her diverse musical interests, including celtic, classical and Brazilian choro genres. Joel Eckhaus comes from an old time/jazz/pop/vaudeville background and has applied his knowledge of the ukulele to the cavaquinho, Brazil’s version of the uke. David Newsam. 7-string guitar and mandolin, brings decades of experience as a jazz and classical guitarist to his choro playing. Eric La Perna, fabulous percussionist with Okbari and Alhan, brings his great hand percussion skills to the pandeiro, the Brazilian tambourine.