A Joyful Cry: Brazil's Choro Music
Thursdays at 4 p.m. and Fridays at 10 p.m. on WABE's Classics Stream
A Joyful Cry: Brazil's Choro Music (pronounced SHOH-roh) is a four-part, one-hour series about a unique, exciting and virtuosic musical style – all the way from Brazil. The word choro comes from the word “cry,” yet, it's some of the happiest and most energetic music one could ever hear. From its beginnings in the late 1860s, choro truly showcases the incredible artistry of the musicians who play it. Its distinctive rhythm and catchy melodies could only come from Brazil. While it’s a genre with its own vitality and character, choro does also have rich connections to classical and jazz, which we explore throughout the series.