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Choro Alvorada + The Norfolk Broads + Tailor Birds

  • Dalston Eastern Curve Garden 13 Dalston Lane London E8 3DF UK (map)


Every Tuesday at the beautiful Curve Garden, from June to September with 3 amazing musical acts, delicious Latto's pizza and the incredible summer atmosphere. 


Alvorada is a London-based group who play Brazilian Choro music of all styles, including lesser-known works and original compositions.  Choro emerged in Rio in the late 19th century as a mixture of European harmony with African rhythm and improvisation, in a similar way to jazz and ragtime. 

The word 'choro' comes from the Portuguese verb 'chorar', which means 'to cry'. Indeed, Choro music certainly has its fair share of tear-inducing laments. But Choro is mostly known for its lively, playful and syncopated melodies in the traditional setting of a 'roda'; that is, with musicians playing informally around the table (drinking plenty of beer - provided by the loving fans, of course!). 

Alvorada play a wide variety of styles of choro, exploring influences from all over Brazil (and London). We play choros with the irrisistable swing of samba from the South and baião from the Northeast, and even in the style of frevo, a Carnival dance from the Northeast! Many of the Choros we play are our own compositions, so you may find a Cockney twist to them... 

Alvorada have the traditional instrumentation of the 'regional' choro ensemble:

Andrew Woolf - clarinet
Rachel Hayter - flute
Luiz Morais - 7 string guitar
Jeremy Shaverin - cavaquinho
Alua Nascimento - pandeiro


"Young female quartet the Norfolk Broads are strong storytellers...Their close harmonies brought a witty feminist take to a well-curated set of tales of impotence, greedy landlords, and the joys of a single life." ~ The Guardian


Tailor Birds is Sophie Kinston, electronic violinist, who with live looping, foley art, and rich harmonised vocals, creates a magical sound. This is music that soothes the soul, warms the spirit, and ignites your passion. With boundary pushing performances, this is the latest act to come onto the international touring circuit.

Tailor Birds tours both as a solo act and as a full band, it is a fast becoming an established touring act in both Australia and Europe (primarily Holland and Ireland) that tries to push its’ boundaries within performance spaces and within the sound created. Wherever Sophie performs, she engages talented local artists / musicians, with key core members, combining both guitars, electronics, percussion, foley, vocals, and other instruments, this is nothing you’ve heard before.


£5 in advance

£7 on the door


Woodburner at the Curve Garden is supported by Knights Cider.

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