Alvorada

LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP

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Alvorada, the UK’s leading performers of choro, a rich and uplifting style of instrumental music from Rio de Janeiro

Alvorada are the UK’s leading performers of choro, a rich and uplifting style of instrumental music from Rio de Janeiro. Alvorada explore influences from all over Brazil, playing choros with the irresistible swing of samba and maxixe from the South to baião from the Northeast, with an immediacy and vibrancy that delights audiences everywhere. Expect to hear playful, lively, expressive melodies combined with infectious rhythmic groove and virtuosic instrumental interaction. After playing together for years in London’s rodas de choro (the traditional, informal gathering of choro musicians), Alvorada formed a band in 2016 to bring the sound of choro to the wider UK stage. Alvorada unites top musicians from London and Brazil, whose diverse backgrounds - including jazz, classical and Brazilian music - lend the group a unique edge. The quintet have performed at festivals and venues across the UK and beyond, recently selling out Pizza Express Live and Paris International Choro Festival. Their much-acclaimed debut album First Light (5* Songlines) contains choro classics and original works, revisiting the genre with influences from the UK. 

Alvorada are: 

Rachel Hayter - flutes 

Andrew Woolf - clarinets / sax 

Aluá Nascimento - percussion 

Jeremy Shaverin - cavaquinho 

Luiz Morais - 7-string guitar 

'A fresh, innovative album' (★★★★★ Songlines) 

'They breathe a new life into Brazil’s popular lilting choro style… adding a distinctive, contemporary edge' (Sarah Ward, Jazz FM)

'A tight-knit family of virtuosos…. One of the most exciting new bands in London' (DJ Ritu)

Alvorada will be joined by jazz pianist John Turville