WASHINGTON JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sunday, May 197:00 PM City Winery DC
Tio Chorinho is dedicated to performing Brazilian choro music in the tradition of the great Jewish mandolin master Jacob do Bandolim. A virtuosic instrumentalist and prolific composer, Jacob do Bandolim was a major figure in the development of what many consider to be “The New Orleans Jazz of Brazil.”
This uniquely Brazilian form of high-energy improvisational music blends European, African, and South American traditions, and in Jacob do Bandolim’s case, bears a strong inflection of his Jewish musical upbringing learning Yiddish folk songs from his Polish-Jewish grandmother.
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Co-presented by Inter-American Development Bank
Toronto’s Eric Stein is a multi-instrumental musician (mandolin, bass, cimbalom) and a leading figure in Canada’s World, Folk and Jewish-roots music scenes. He is founder/leader of the innovative klezmer/world fusion group Beyond the Pale, with whom he has performed across North America, Europe, Brazil and Australia and released four award-winning CDs. Eric also leads the Brazilian choro ensemble Tio Chorinho, is a member of the international supergroup the Ger Mandolin Orchestra, and has performed with a number of other leading world, folk and classical artists, including Socalled, Theodore Bikel, Flory Jagoda, MIke Marshall, Avi Avital, and various Canadian chamber groups and symphonies.