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January 4, 2014 | Hamilton de Holanda on NPR
Brazilian virtuoso Hamilton de Holanda is interviewed on NPR recently discussing the roots of Choro music. From the article: "De Holanda plays an instrument called the bandolim. It evolved from the mandolin, brought to Brazil by Portuguese colonizers, and its acknowledged master was a man named Jacob do Bandolim. De Holanda says do Bandolim's genius lay in his ability to blend music brought by the Portuguese with that of African slaves to create a perfect balance.
"He created a Brazilian way, with a lot of emotion," he says. "You hear in his music a little bit of the fado nostalgia, but also the joy of Brazilian music, and African music too -- and with such care in the refinement of a sound and the arrangements.
Visit link for 6 minute audio: Pushing A Tradition Forward, Bandolim In Hand
Posted by Ted at January 4, 2014 12:55 PM
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