"Choro" on 98.7 WFMTAug 7th 2016

"Choro" on 98.7 WFMT
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"Choro" Special, 98.7 WFMT Radio Network airs nationally leading up to and during the Olympics.

Music lovers will be immersed in Brazil's best-kept musical secret, the WFMT Radio Network launched.

A Joyful Cry: Brazil's Choro Music, a new four-part audio series that has unfold and will continue through the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Wildly catchy but still mostly unknown in the U.S., choro (pronounced SHOH-roh) originated in Brazil in the 1860s, merging distinctly Brazilian sounds with classical and jazz traditions as it evolved over the years. Though its name comes from the word "cry," it is celebrated as one of Brazilian music's most uplifting and energetic genres, boasting distinctive rhythms and alluring melodies that showcase the virtuosity of its practitioners.

Designed as a primer for audiences new to choro, A Joyful Cry will be hosted by Julie Koidin, author of Choro Conversations: Pursuing Life, Love and Brazil’s Musical Identity (2013), and Brazilian-born percussionist Geraldo de Oliveira. The two will guide listeners through the genre's history, explore the roles of different instruments in the overall sound, and share interviews with today's most renowned choro musicians.

The series is produced by the WFMT Radio Network, which creates and distributes some of the world’s most popular arts and culture audio programs, including Carnegie Hall, Shanghai Symphony, The New York Philharmonic, PoetryNow, Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin and more than two dozen other arts radio programs.

Tune in, This is the August broadcast schedule:

MarketStationStand-alone programTimeslot
ChicagoWFMT-FM, ClassicalAug 10thWednesday, 10pm CDT
Stations airing stand-along program(s) only (not whole series), with tentative air-dates:
MarketStationStand-alone programsTimeslot
ChicagoWDCB-FM, JazzAugust 14 and 21Evening TBC


The WFMT Radio Network

Article by: Virna Souza [BrazilChicago]

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