The poetry that flows from Hamilton de Holanda’s hands as he strums his mandolin will be heard at the ‘2nd Mato-Grossense de Choro Festival’, an event that will take place on September 16th and 17th at Sesc Arsenal, in Cuiabá.
The cultural agenda is promoted by the Fecomércio-MT System, through Sesc-MT in partnership with the Musical Corps of the Military Police of Mato Grosso (PMMT).
The artist presents his project ‘Where Choro meets Jazz’ in the garden of the space, which will also be the stage for other established names in the musical style, such as Eduardo Neves and Rogério Caetano, who share the platform in a duo and extend their participation in a circle. of conversation together with Hamilton from Holanda.
Winner of several Latin Grammy awards, the mandolinist is recognized as an ambassador for choro. Improvisation is his preference, which makes each show he stars in a unique moment. Another peculiarity of Hamilton is his instrument which, unlike traditional mandolins that have eight strings, takes two more strings. The “upgrade” expands the sound capacity, with new chords and melodies.
The regional director of Sesc-MT, Carlos Rissato, comments on the expectations surrounding the 2nd Mato-Grossense Choro Festival. “Sesc Arsenal will be transformed into a great stage dedicated to this musical genre, valuing Brazilian popular music, preserving its history and tradition”, says Rissato.
The PMMT Choro Nucleus, the interpreter Márcia Oliveira, the Cuiabana de Choro Orchestra and the UFMT em Cordas are the regional highlights that enrich the program (see below).
The festival will end with a big circle of choro, in the garden of Sesc Arsenal, which will be attended by all the invited artists, a unique moment of improvisation with names from Mato Grosso and Portugal.