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Brasileirinho - Grandes Encontros do Choro (The Sound of Rio: Brasileirinho) (2005)

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Innumerable documentaries have explored the essence and cultural legacy of such universalized strands of Brazilian music as sambaI> and bossa nova; Finnish director Mika Kaurismaki's Brasileirinho) represents the first to unearth and dissect the highly regional Brazilian musical strain known as choro. This indigenous genre - its title translating from Portuguese as 'To Weep' - blends the simple percussive foundation of roots music with highly sophisticated and progressive clarinet and guitar riffs in the foreground - so sophisticated that they invite constant comparison to classical and jazz music. Kaurismaki travels to Rio de Janeiro with his cameras, not only for on-site demonstrations of this style, but for extended conversations with choro musicians. They speak openly and colorfully, with a far greater emphasis on the nature of the music per se than on individual musical legends and their contributions to the Brazilian cultural landscape. Running subtopics include: the most sophisticated ways of playing choro instruments such as the pandeiro and the 7-string Brazilian guitar, as well as the politics of Brazilian music as it descends from a history of slavery. Throughout, Kaurismaki also interpolates in-concert footage of Brazilian choro musicians playing in picturesque locales throughout Rio - thus creating a rare and precious record of a cultural legacy not generally seen outside of South America. Featured musicians include Elza Soares, Teresa Cristina and guitarist Yamandú. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
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Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Marcello Goncalves
as 7 String Guitar
Ronaldo Souza
as Bandolim
Zeze Gonzaga
as Vocalist
Ademilde Fonseca
as Vocalist
Teresa Cristina
as Vocalist
Pedro Miranda
as Vocalist
Elza Soares
as Vocalist
Guinga
as Vocalist
Yamandú Costa
as 7 String Guitar
Paulo Moura
as Clarinet
Joel Nascimento
as Bandolim
Zé da Velha
as Trombone
Marcos Suzano
as Pandeiro
Celsinho Silva
as Pandeiro
Henrique Cazes
as Cavaquinho
Daniela Spielmann
as Soprano Sax
Alexandre Brasil
as Double Bass
Luís Filipe Lima
as 7 String Guitar
Humberto Araújo
as Tenor Sax
Rogério Caetano
as 7 String Guitar
Netinho Alves
as Pandeiro
Fred Dantas
as Trombone
Edson 7 Cordas
as 7 String Guitar
Dudu
as Cavaquinho
Paulino Dias
as Percussion
Zero
as Percussion
Thiago Lima
as Percussion
Rodrigo Lessa
as Bandolim
Nilze Carvalho
as Bandolim
Dada Gallotti
as Percussion
Osvaldo Pereira
as Pandeiro
Scott Feiner
as Pandeiro
Amoy Ribas
as Pandeiro
Xico Teixeira
as Percussion
Roberto Cunha
as Guitar
Daniel Scisino
as Cavaquinho
Maurício Carrilho
as 7 String Guitar
Luciana Rabello
as Cavaquinho
Rui Alvim
as Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Pedro Paes
as Clarinet/7 String Guitar
Pedro Amorim
as Bandolim
Carlinhos 7 Cordas
as 7 String Guitar
Márcio Hulk
as Cavaquinho
Laudir de Oliveira
as Percussion
Kovi Joviniano
as Pandeiro
Valter Silva
as 7 String Guitar
Darly
as Pandeiro
João Callado
as 7 String Guitar
Bernardo Dantas
as 7 String Guitar
Trambique
as Percussion
Tiago Souza
as Bandolim
Roberto Souza Silza
as Cavaquinho
Rosalvo
as Guitar
Dona Lucía
as Vocals
Tadeu Santinho
as Coordinator/Flute
Magno Júlio da Silva
as Pandeiro/Afoxé
Marcos Thadeu dos Santos
as Pandeiro/Afoxé
Marlon Júlio da Silva
as 7 String Guitar
Patrick Carvalho da Silva
as Teatro Municipal Niteroi Dancer
Michelle Barreto de Castro
as Teatro Municipal Niteroi Dancer
João Carlos Da Silva Ramos
as Estudantina Dancer
Juliane De Lima Dias
as Copacabana Dancer
Pedrinho Do Cavaco
as Copacabana Dancer
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