Thursday, 29 September 2011

Duo Duola

Duo Duolá is the pandeiro and guitar duo from Sao Paolo taking Europe by storm with their wild and energetic contemporary readings of classical music.  Eduardo Marson and Larissa Nalini began their tour on the 29th of August, and with Barcelona, Berlin, London and Dublin on their hit-list, they will have a busy month ahead of them.  

They leave for Dublin this Saturday, but you can catch their last date in London tonight at Tia Maria, 126 South Lambeth road, Vauxhall, from 6 - 8pm

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Celso Machado

Thank you to the world renowned brazilian guitarist, singer and percussionist Celso Machado for a wonderful masterclass and concert yesterday as part of the London Classical Guitar Festival. The action took place at Bolivar Hall (the Venezuelan embassy) and was attended by Emily O'Hara and Nicholas Ball of Vila Verde, who played two pieces by Guitarist Joao Pernambuco
"Celso was extremely inspiring through his playing and articulate advice, he even let me try his pandeiro!" Nicholas told us. 

On Friday night Celso showed the audience how he used up his baggage allowance to bring a plethora of strange and incredible instruments to the UK.  Barbara O'Hara was there for his performance; "It was a very versitile performance, it was highly entertaining - Celso told stories of the Rainforest through his music and movement and interaction with a variety of props including the chair he was sitting on!".
It had been twenty five years since Celso had visited London, we hope it will be a little sooner next time. 

Friday, 2 September 2011

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Vila Verde @ the Vortex Jazz Club

Vila Verde made their debut performance at the World famous Vortex Jazz Club  last Saturday to a packed room!

Many thanks to Miguel A.C. dos Santos for this video

Vila Verde and Ester Barea @ Jamboree 30/7

Carinhoso by Pixinguinha

Monday, 1 August 2011

Chorinho @ Jamboree

 Thank you/Obrigada to everyone who came to support Vila Verde on Saturday! We've picked this video as the highlight of the evening: Harvey Mainapel and Julio Schwartz join the band for their encore: Um a Zero
(Video by Gregory Cowan)

Monday, 25 July 2011

Yuri abroad!

Brazilian Londoner Yuri Bellicana has been a regular at rodas in the UK, now he's popped over the pond to sample the choro of Genova.  Here he is jamming with the locals on pandeiro . . . 

If you have any choro videos of yourself home or abroad, we'd love to see them so send them to us at

Friday, 22 July 2011

Choro Bandido are proud to announce the release of 

their second CD"Transatlantico".

 You can get your 14 track CD here: