National Day of Choro Celebrated Across Rio this Monday

Celebrated along with São Jorge's Day, the Carioca music genre will be honored with several shows across the city, including a performance inside the VLT train.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Monday, April 23rd, Rio celebrates the National Day of Choro, a music genre that has become a true landmark for the Carioca culture. Several free events will be held in Centro and Zona Norte, honoring the choro until the evening.

Choro is celebrated on April 23rd - which, coincidentally, is also Saint George's Day. This is because Pixinguinha, the talented choro composer, was born on this date.

Also an instrumentalist, Pixinguinha is the author of choro's "anthems," "Carinhoso," "Lamentos," and "Um a Zero," is one of the very founding . . .

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