Casa do Choro to Open in Rio’s Centro on Saturday, April 25th

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the music-rich culture of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, the genre of choro, often called chorinho ("little cry" or "little lament"), has been recognized with The National Choro Day (April 23rd), and this year will be celebrated with the opening of the Casa do Choro (House of Choro) on Rua da Carioca in Centro.

The holiday was established in 2000 in honor of the composer Alfredo da Rocha Vianna, known as Pixinguinha, who was born on this date in 1897. This year however, the celebration will not be held . . .

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