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  1. Luperce Miranda - Brazil's Paganini of the Mandolin, Part 1

    Elisa Meyer Ferreira

    I'm currently riding in a motorhome somewhere in the middle of North Carolina, and recalling one of my most pleasant memories- the chats I used to have with my beloved mandofriend Mr. Paulo Fasanaro. Every Saturday morning, we used to get together at a very traditional "roda de choro" in S„o Paulo city where Mr. Paulo would be waiting to offer me his mandolin to play. I would be anxious to show him the new things I practiced during the week. He would ...

    Updated Sep-19-2023 at 1:01pm by Mandolin Cafe

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  2. Why is National Choro Day April 23?

    Elisa Meyer Ferreira

    Oi amigos do Mandolin Cafe!

    At the end of my latest article I posed a question: If Callado is considered the father of Choro, why do you think we celebrate the National Choro Day on April 23?

    The answer would be a quote by the critic and historian Ary Vasconcelos:

    "If you have 15 volumes to talk about all of Brazilian popular music, be sure it's not enough. But if you only have the space for a word, all ...
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  3. A History of The Birth of Choro

    Elisa Meyer Ferreira

    Oi amigos do Mandolin Cafe!

    April 23 we celebrated National Choro Day in Brazil. So, taking the suggestion of my "newsroom" (haha), I decided to write about the beginnings of this genre of music I love. I took the opportunity to invite someone to help me with the subject, who, in my opinion, is one of the people who has the deepest knowledge about Choro history. Fortunately, it happens to be my sister, Corina Meyer Ferreira!
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    Updated May-02-2023 at 6:56am by Mandolin Cafe

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  4. The Unpredictable Jacob do Bandolim

    Elisa Meyer Ferreira

    Oi amigos do Mandolin Cafe!

    It's about time to tell you what Jacob do Bandolim did with the recommendation letter Luiz Americano hand wrote for him to introduce him to the radio. If you haven't read my previous article you can do so here.

    Jacob couldn't have felt happier with this amazing surprise, to meet Luiz Americano completely by chance. Luiz was very well known and famous at the time. He was at a shop to fix his wife's guitar. ...

    Updated Mar-14-2023 at 3:17pm by ElisaBandolim

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  5. Jacob do Bandolim's Love at First Sight

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    I am very happy to announce that I will be sharing my love for Choro here on the Mandolin Cafe. I will do my best to tell you all a little bit of the history of Choro music, the bandolim, and bandolim players here. It couldnít be a better day to begin, since we celebrate both Valentine's Day and Jacob do Bandolim's birthday this week!

    With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to tell you a story about Jacob do Bandolim and his "love ...
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