Choro Das 3

Choro Das 3 is a vibrant and virtuosic all-female instrumental ensemble, returning with a new album to the Washington, DC area after a successful sold-out show at the same venue in 2017. These three young, talented sisters play in seamless harmony, carrying on the rich tradition of Brazil’s first popular music choro. Choro Das 3 is a family-based band composed of: Corina (flutes), Lia (7 string acoustic guitar) and Elisa (mandolin, clarinet, banjo, and piano) with their father, Eduardo (pandeiro).

Event details

Date: Friday, November 9 at 8PM (doors open at 7PM). The projected runtime of the show is one hour and thirty minutes; please be aware that it may run slightly shorter or longer than this estimate.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/474754272943782/

Tickets:
$25 general admission seating (first come, first served)
$125 for reserved table (4 seats), $62.50 for reserved half table (2 seats shared with 2 others), or $150 for VIP booth (up to 5 seats) next to stage
All tickets are non-refundable. No discounts for infants, children, or senior citizens.

Location: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park, MD (see map below)
MilkBoy Arthouse’s full menu will be available for drinks and dinner, made with locally sourced ingredients by executive chef Chris Byer.

Parking: There is a metered surface one block from MilkBoy ArtHouse and garage parking two blocks from MilkBoy ArtHouse. More parking and metro info here.

This event is a partnership with The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, MD.

The Low Room at MilkBoy ArtHouse / Photo by Geoff Sheil, The Clarice


Choro Das 3 at MilkBoy ArtHouse in December 2017. Video by Mark Lewis.

About the artists

This is the group’s 6th USA Tour. Choro das 3 has played at many high profile events, such New Year’s Eve in São Paulo for an audience of over 1 million people! The group won Best Group of Popular Music from the Paulista Association of Art Critics in 2008 and the Adoniran Barbosa Prize in 2003. They have recorded 5 albums since 2008. The band has performed in concerts and conducted workshops all over Brazil, the USA, Mexico, and France.

This will be their second time performing at MilkBoy ArtHouse, after a brilliant sold-out show last fall. Don’t miss them again this year!

Choro is a type of Brazilian instrumental music that emerged in Brazil in the 19th century. Choro das 3 started playing in 2002 when the girls were still very young: Carina was 14, Lia was 12, and Elisa was only 9 years old.

Check out their website: http://www.chorodas3.com.br

Brazilian Strings Trio — CANCELLED

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this show. Please check out the rest of our Fall 2018 series for more choro!

Brazilian Strings Trio brings together three of the most innovative instrumentalists on the contemporary Brazilian musical scene. Andrew Finn Magill and Ted Falcon are both multi-genre American violinists who after years of living in Brazil have become ambassadors of the growing Brazilian violin movement. Rounding out the trio is Brazilian guitarist Nando Duarte, a giant of the contemporary Brazilian music scene and an award-winning composer and arranger.

Event details

Date: Thursday, October 25 at 8PM (doors open at 7PM)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/201367757155969/

Tickets: $20 general admission (seats are first come/first served)
All tickets are non-refundable. No discounts for infants, children, or senior citizens.

Location: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park, MD (see map below)
MilkBoy Arthouse’s full menu will be available for drinks and dinner, made with locally sourced ingredients by executive chef Chris Byer.

Parking: There is a metered surface one block from MilkBoy ArtHouse and garage parking two blocks from MilkBoy ArtHouse. More parking and metro info here.

This event is a partnership with The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, MD.

The Low Room at MilkBoy ArtHouse / Photo by Geoff Sheil, The Clarice

About the artists

Multi-genre fiddler/violinist Andrew Finn Magill has toured four continents playing traditional Irish, bluegrass, jazz, and choro, and he has performed with everyone from his own choro conjunto to Mike Marshall. He is a two-time All-Ireland fiddle finalist, Fulbright-MtvU fellow, and bandleader, leading O Finno and co-leading Violino no Choro. In 2014, he moved to Rio and began studying choro with Luís Barcelos, Nicolas Krassik, and Pedro Paes. In fewer than two years, he had formed O Finno which has been featured in Rio performance series Viva o Talento on MEC 98.1FM and twice in the prestigious Casa do Choro. His 2016 double-release Roots & Branches debuted at #47 on the folk DJ charts and he is regularly featured on NPR. 

Ted Falcon has released seven CDs, performed with many Brazilian legends including Hermeto Pascoal, Hamilton de Holanda, and Dominguinhos. He performs regularly with his various musical projects including 3 Violinos, 3 Continentes, Gypsy Jazz Club, and the duo Ted and Pablo, a partnership with harmonica player Pablo Fagundes. Their CD, Ted & Pablo Transcontinental Music Express, was pre-nominated for Best Instrumental Record of the year in Brazil. Ted has written and published several books about Brazilian choro, forró, and frevo and is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Whittier College and a music teacher at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, 7-string guitarist Nando Duarte has become one of the leaders of Brazil’s popular music re-awakening with Dino 7 Cordas as his mentor and Luiz Otávio Braga and Hélio Delmiro among his teachers. His career as a seven-string guitarist led him to play, arrange, and produce some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Elza Soares, Gal Costa, João Bosco, Zeca Pagodinho, Marisa Monte, and Ney Matogrosso. His musical Sambra (2015) with Diogo Nogueira was the first Musical ever to be presented on stage at Rio de Janeiro’s New Year’s Eve party on Copacabana beach with over 2 million people and is now competing for a Cannes Golden Lion. He was also the musical director for the “One Year to Go” Olympic show, the only pre-show for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.

Neguinho da Beija-Flor

Neguinho da Beija-Flor is bringing the energy of Rio’s samba carnival festivities to the USA! Neguinho is perhaps the most iconic and charismatic samba parade singers from Rio de Janeiro. He is the official singer of one of Rio’s most popular samba associations, Beija-Flor de Nilópolis, and he led the group to win this year’s 2018 carnival in Rio de Janeiro, with the song “Monstro é aquele que não sabe amar.” This song was a social commentary that compared several of Brazil’s recent social and economic woes with the Mary Shelley novel Frankenstein. On this tour, he will be singing some of his samba classics as well as more recent hits.

About the artists

Neguinho da Beija-Flor (Luiz Antonio Feliciano Fernandes) was born in Nova Iguaçu and he is the official representative of the Rio carnival bloco Beija-Flor. He is a samba singer and composer with a strong voice and has had various successes in samba music, such as “Os Cinco Bailes da História Rio,” “Aquaria Brasileira,” and “Sonar com o Rei da Leão.” Read more about Neguinho da Beija-Flor at his website: http://neguinhodabeijaflor.com.br

Musicians and dancers

Face painting by Anike Robinson!

It’s carnival! Bring some cash because interdisciplinary artist Anike Robinson will be at the venue offering face painting to help you dazzle and glow for the samba party! Check out more of her work at her website.

Event details

Date: Saturday, October 13 at 8PM (doors open at 7PM)
The projected runtime of the show is one hour and thirty minutes; please be aware that it may run slightly shorter or longer than this estimate.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/216399945626164/

Tickets: All tickets are general admission (standing). Students with a valid student ID can purchase $15 tickets at the door. Children 5 and under are free; children between the ages of 6-10 are $15 at the door.
All tickets are non-refundable.

Location: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park, MD (see map below)

Parking: There is a metered surface one block from MilkBoy ArtHouse and garage parking two blocks from MilkBoy ArtHouse. More parking and metro info here.

This event is a partnership with The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, MD.

This concert is presented by Samba Jig Productions in collaboration with Multiflora Productions as part of its annual month-long DIY global music festival “Flash of the Spirit” that happens across multiple venues in Washington, DC during the month of October. Its mission is to present emerging and remarkable international musicians from abroad as well as local musicians from our diverse immigrant communities to celebrate their stories, heritage, and cultures through their music.

Hamilton de Holanda Trio


Hamilton de Holanda is one of the most acclaimed Brazilian contemporary musicians, known for his tour-de-force compositions and stunning command of his instrument—the bandolim, or mandolin. “Virtuosic,” “brilliant,” and the “Jimi Hendrix of the mandolin” are some of ways that this musician who sets world audiences ablaze has been described.

“He is the personification of everything we want in a musician…. He has depth of soul and feeling.
He is a national treasure!”
— Wynton Marsalis

Event details

Date: Friday, August 3 at 8PM (doors open at 7PM)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1030990867058431/

Tickets: All tickets are general admission, first come/first served. The venue will have a VIP area with limited seats in front of the stage ($45/ticket) and a standing room area ($35/ticket).
All tickets are non-refundable. No discounts for infants, children, or senior citizens.

Location: MilkBoy ArtHouse, College Park, MD (see map below)

Parking: There is a metered surface one block from MilkBoy ArtHouse and garage parking two blocks from MilkBoy ArtHouse. More parking and metro info here.

This event is a partnership with The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, MD.

About the artists

Hamilton started to play professionally at the age of 5 in 1981. His curiosity and restless mind reinvented the image and sound of the mandolin by adding two extra strings (a pair of low Cs). This led him to create a new technique and language for this iconic Brazilian instrument, elevating and transforming the legacy and style of the bandolim into a global instrument. He has inspired new musicians and luthiers all over the world to build and explore the possibilities of the 10-string mandolin.

With splendid technique and versatility onstage or in the studio, Hamilton combines virtuosic playing with great emotion. He plays solo and in orchestras, in styles ranging from samba to jazz, and in small clubs or big crowds. He has shared the stage with Wynton Marsalis, Dave Matthews, Milton Nascimento, Chico Buarque, Marisa Monte, Seu Jorge, Chick Corea, Chucho Valdés, Egberto Gismonti, Melody Gardot, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) to name a few.

This August, Hamilton de Holanda brings his Latin Grammy winning project, the Hamilton de Holanda Trio to Washington, DC on his United States tour.

The Hamilton de Holanda Trio is comprised of Hamilton de Holanda (10-string mandolin), Guto Wirtti (bass), and Thiago da Serrinha (percussion), who together create acoustic intimacy combined with force and virtuosic density. This group is the result of the blend of three Brazilian musical heritages: Thiago brings the Afro-Brazilian tradition of the jongo (considered the father/cousin of samba), Guto brings influences from the Gauchos from the large plains of the south of Brazil, and Hamilton brings the tradition of choro.

Originating in the 19th century from a mix of the European waltzes and African rhythms, choro is characterized by virtuosity, improvisation, subtle modulations, syncopation, and counterpoint. It is considered to be the first characteristically Brazilian genre of urban popular music. Brazil’s greatest composer Heitor Villa-Lobos defined choro as the “true incarnation of Brazilian soul.”

The concert repertoire will extend from Hamilton’s new compositions to his tributes to Chico Buarque and Milton Nascimento, to his love for Baden Powell, Jacob do Bandolim, and Pixinguinha.