Choro Lecture Series: Choro as an Element of Brazilian National Identity, by Bryan McCann, PhD
In this lecture, Bryan McCann, PhD, talks about choro’s influence in Brazilian music and society. Choro musicians, who were virtuosic by necessity, became the go-to studio musicians in the early radio and recording industry of Rio de Janeiro. Later legends of Brazilian music like Villalobos and bossa nova great Tom Jobim studied choro and brought these qualities to their respective genres and music. McCann will also talk about the relationship between choro and bossa nova, as well as bossa nova as a global genre.
This is a free, in-person, and socially distanced event that will later be posted to EducArte’s YouTube page. EducArte follows all City of College Park, Prince George’s County, and Maryland State safety guidelines.
About Bryan McCann:
Bryan McCann is Professor of Latin American History and Chair of the History Department at Georgetown University. He is a specialist in Brazilian cultural and social history. He is the author of Hello, Hello Brazil: Popular Music in the Making of Modern Brazil (Duke University Press, 2004), João Gilberto and Stan Getz’s Getz/Gilberto (Bloomsbury, 2018), and numerous other publications on Brazilian music, urban history, and their broader implications.
This project was made possible by a grant from Maryland Humanities, with funding received from the Maryland Historical Trust in the Maryland Department of Planning. Maryland Humanities’ Grants Program is also supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and private funders. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of Maryland Humanities, Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland Department of Planning, or National Endowment for the Humanities.
Learn more about the full Choro Lecture Series this fall.