Celebrating a Year

April 19, 2018

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Some for now, some for later. Revived by a full night’s sleep we head “no centro” to hit some CD stores and stock up on used and new discs to take home with us. Souvenirs to remember our trip are so easy for us. In the used book and record store I spy this poster of Andre Breton, a French surrealist poet who I have translated awhile back. Funny coincidence. He was the master of “sleep writing,” inducing a state of disassociation without alcohol or drugs, just sleep deprivation. When we have bought all we can find/afford we head back to Casa do Choro for another concert, quite different from yesterday’s. Waldir Silva is one of the old bandleaders, leading a traditional choro group that dates back to the 1970s. But traditional certainly doesn’t mean staid. He has some young hotshots playing with him, including Tiago Sousa on bandolim and Patrick Anegelo on 7-string guitar, and the music quickly kicks into high gear. Afterwards we head upstairs for the venue’s weekly “roda da choro,” and drink our first caipirinhas of the trip as we listen to some of the performers, and some roda regulars, spontaneously play tunes familiar and new. A cool day!

Written by mairmusic

April 23, 2018 at 10:06 am

Posted in April

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  1. Interesting fact about “sleep writing”…hadn’t tried that before…well not intentionally. :-)


    April 23, 2018 at 11:47 am

    • There are some great pictures of him in his groggy artistic state.


      April 25, 2018 at 11:49 am

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