João Dias

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        Jo+úo Dias was the main figure behind the divulgation of the choro of Pernambuco in Rio de Janeiro. The choro was developed in the northeast, parallel to the Carioca choro. Pernambuco has several singularities in relation to its Carioca cousin, among them are the choro regionais led by violonistas (acoustic guitarists) in the northeast, while in Rio, flutists and mandolinists are the regional leaders. Being introduced to Jacob do Bandolim, Jo+úo Dias regularly sent him tapes of ... Read more

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