Monday Nov. 18th at 6:30 pm. -Instituto Cervantes (31 W. Ohio St.)

Followed by reception (cheese & wine)

Suggested donation $10

The event features an introduction and book-signing by Julie Koidin and a concert by Dois no Choro (Julie Koidin, flute; Paulinho Garcia, guitar & vocals) with special guests, Linda Binder (mandolin) and Heitor Garcia (percussion).

Julie Koidin, Choro Conversations: Pursuing Life, Love and Brazil’s Musical Identity (Fremont, California: Global Choro Music, 2013)

In 2002, American flutist Julie Koidin set out on an exciting musical journey. With the support of a prestigious Fulbright research grant, she traveled from Rio de Janeiro to five other Brazilian capital cities (Brasília, Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, and São Paulo) seeking to meet, play and converse with a wide range of musicians, all with a connection to choro, a musical cousin of samba. Koidin combines her travel memoirs with intimate conversations about life, love and music. As a cultural outsider, Koidin’s accounting of her often humorous missteps while navigating her new surroundings also portray contemporary Brazilian culture through the eyes of a foreigner.

Artist’s website: ChoroConversations.com

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