Embracing Choro: Grupo Falso Baiano Performing With Ana Carbatti

by chipboaz on June 29, 2017

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Today’s LJC Video Feature highlights a San Francisco Bay Area group that has embraced the Brazilian choro deeply and is creating some amazing music – Grupo Falso Baiano. Consisting of four local musicians – Brian Moran on 7 string guitar, Jesse Appelman on mandolin, Zack Pitt-Smith on reeds, and Ami Molinelli on percussion – the group has been bringing authentic choro to Bay Area audiences for many years. Their exploration of the music has taken members to Brazil and connected them with some of the world’s leading experts in Brazilian music. They’ve integrated those influences into an approach to choro that blends jazz, classical music, and a deep respect for the tradition. Grupo Falso Baiano’s approach to choro can be heard on their latest album, Depois, a lively collection of original music and pieces from masters such as Jacob do Bandolim and Luis Carlos de Vila. They’ve also got some special guests on the album, as Moyseis Marques and Ana Carbatti expand on the group’s already rich musical tapestry. It’s a fantastic release that sits squarely in the tradition of Brazilian choro; it’s a real must-hear album. Today’s video shares a bit of music from the release concert for Depois, finding the group with vocalist Ana Carbatti – enjoy!

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