If you need some music to pep you up in the midst of your frazzled holiday preparations, I have just the thing! Here's a video of Gingando, my newest Brazilian choro that I have been lucky enough to perform 5 times in the last 5 weeks! None of those were (video) recorded, so I had to make a little video on my phone.
If you're wondering, "What's a choro?", there are different types - much of it has a very fast tempo like this one, but there are also slower ones (AKA choro serenata) like my other choro Anelante. For a little more background on Brazilian choro, check out this Pop Matters article, which references an amazing documentary called The Sound of Rio: Brasileirinho (highly recommended!), and this WNYC feature on Choro Ensemble with Anat Cohen.
You can watch Gingando below:
As the year is winding down, I'm also winding down my 2nd 100 Day Project of 2017 (today is Day 90, which I kind of can't believe!) - you can follow along on my Instagram here: 100 Days of Writing Music) and many of the pieces are also recorded on my SoundCloud page. It has been an amazing tool for forming a habit, and further proof that small actions add up to big things. I'll share some more thoughts in my next post the first week of January, when I recap 2017 and share my goals for 2018.
I'm wishing you all a restful holiday season (take some time for yourself!), and an inspiring start to 2018!