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  • noun music A style of Brazilian popular music

Etymologies

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From Portuguese choro ("lament")

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  • El choro es un eructo particularmente ruin. Se produce de manera silenciosa, llega sin avisar y su secreción tampoco es perceptible normalmente. Sin embargo, segundos después, un olor a chorizo nauseabundo invade el aire. Para gente experta en detectarlo, se puede observar en el rictus del ejecutante segundos antes de perpetrarlo, una involución de aire y una expiración (generalmente disimulada) que da lugar al auswitz posterior. Gran maestro de esta técnica es el bur.

    May 16, 2007

  • Brazilian music genre...melancholic, started in the 19th century before Bossa Nova...from wikipedia, "Originally choro was played by a trio of flute, guitar and cavaquinho (a small chordophone with four strings). Other instruments commonly played in choro are the mandolin, clarinet, and saxophone. These melody instruments are backed by a rhythm section composed of guitar, 7-string guitar (playing bass lines) and light percussion, such as a pandeiro. The cavaquinho appears sometimes as a melody instrument, other times as part of the rhythm."

    March 23, 2008