Savannah Music Festival: Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso
Airs Thursday, September 10, at 8 p.m. Associate Director of SMF's Acoustic Music Seminar, Mike Marshall is one of the world's most accomplished mandolinists. Marshall began his love affair with the music of Brazil after a visit there, before embarking on an in-depth study of the roots of the Brazilian
choro. This obsession has led to recordings and concerts with some of Brazil's finest musicians, including Hamilton de Holanda, DaniloBrito, Jovino Santos Neto and Jovino Santos Neto. His group ChoroFamoso has helped spearhead a wave in the U.S. for this infectious style and features clarinetist/soprano saxophonist Andy Connell, 7-string guitarist Colin Walker and percussionist and pandeiro player Brian Rice. Their new recording, SegundaVez, spans virtually the entire history of the choro from 1870 to the present, forming the repertoire of this concert.