Trio Brasileiro is Douglas Lora on the violão 7 cordes (7-string guitar); Dudu Maia on mandolin; and percussionist Alexandre Lora on pandeiro (a tambourine). This trio’s stunning virtuosity is matched by their devotion to choro, a traditional Brazilian genre marked by intricate, lively rhythms, gorgeous melodies, and improvisation. They perform the great traditional choro music of Brasil by Jacob do Bandolim, Ernesto Nazareth and others, as well as their own compositions. “Three men, three instruments, but their music sounds like a much larger ensemble” (Hearth Music).


Presented in partnership with the IU Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.