Music at the Library: Porto Seguro

Back by very popular demand, the Brazilian bahia music of Porto Seguro will samba its way through the Library Society’s doors. You won’t be able to stay in your seats as the music and tempo of this local band will have you moving. Don’t miss out on the return of a highlight from last season for this encore performance.

For tickets, call 843-723-9912 or click here

Porto Seguro plays instrumental music from Brazil including choro and bossa nova. It's fun, laid back, rhythmic, soulful and great music to share with friends!

Choro music developed in Brazil in the early to mid 20th century and has some parallels to American ragtime. This fun instrumental music requires virtosic playing combined with quick improvisations. It melds European and African influences into a distinctivly Brazilian combination of up-beat melodies backed up with a syncopated vibe that is at once both joyful and full of soul. Choro is considered a precurser to bossa nova and other Brazlian popular styles.

See this link for more information on choro music:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choro 

About our band's name:
Porto Seguro (which means safe harbor), is a city located in Bahia state, Brazil; It was the first place that Portuguese explorers navigators landed in what is now the country of Brazil.