Gabriel Fortunato sax, clarinet and flute, Bruno Butenas guitar and cavaquinho, Jonas Santana percussion.
The oldest genre in Brazilian music, choro, was born from the fusion of African lundu and styles of European origin, such as the waltz, the polka, the mazurka, the modinha and Scottish music. Joyful, melancholic, fast or slow, choro, also known as “Brazilian jazz”, has compositions written by figures such as the great Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Garoto, Waldir Azevedo and even Heitor Villa-Lobos. A popular feature of Brazilian music is the “roda de choro” – a kind of jam in which choro songs are spontaneously improvised and reinterpreted. Brazilians Gabriel Fortunato, Bruno Butenas and Jonas Santana are Tribu do Choro, a band founded in Barcelona who expertly perform a selection of the best of this type of music.