Tamandua play Brazilian Choro (Portuguese word pronounced SHOH-roh), a genre that encapsulates the sonic complexities of jazz, the dance-able rhythms of tango and samba and the subtleties of classical chamber music.
The members of Tamandua have all performed regularly with choro legend Doug de Vries and studied music in Brazil. They bring a fresh, contemporary approach with a line-up of flute, 7 string guitar, cavaquinho (like a ukulele with steel strings), drum kit and percussion, playing music from the complete gamut of choro; 19th century to world premieres. Fast, energetic and addictive.
SPECIAL GUEST JUST ANNOUNCED! Renowned musician Tamil Rogeon (violin) will join Tamandua on some special tunes. Tamil has worked with an eclectic array of collaborators including Aloe Blacc, Krystle Warren, Orchestra Victoria, The Australian Youth, and Australian DJ/producer Ennio Styles. Expect daring and fiery improvisations!
Images: Tamandua by Ella Mack Photography; Tamil Rogeon courtesy of Tamandua.