Hot Pick for Tonight: ChorosComFusão at Teatro SESI in Rio Vermelho

Choro, Rio Vermelho, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Monday, August 27th, 2018 at the Varanda do Teatro SESI in Rio Vermelho, beginning at 8 p.m. 20 reais cover.

Master musicians, including professors from the Federal Universities of Bahia and the Recôncavo, playing choros including their own compositions and drawing upon the vast, rich and diverse strands of musical DNA which make up music in Brazil, including indigenous, Arab, Lusitanian and of course African.

There will also be Cortejo Afro in Largo Quincas Berro d’Água in Pelourinho, from 9 p.m. (20 reais entrance, 10 for students with ID). This is a big samba afro/samba reggae ensemble organized by Alberto Pitta and born on a terreiro de candomblé in Salvador’s neighborhood of Pirajá. Pitta is a great and earnest guy and the event will be lots and lots of fun…my only personal caveat being that there’s a good chance that the volume of the amplified sound will be much louder than necessary.