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Regional de NY

Regional de NY is a traditional choro group in the style of the great Brazilian ensembles of years past and present. Since 2011, their mission has been to keep the rich musical tradition of choro alive in a contemporary U.S. context. They bring a deep love for the history of the genre together with a modern attitude towards arrangement and performance to create a style of choro that reflects our time, place, and backgrounds. Pre-COVID, they also hosted regular rodas—informal jam sessions—for an extended community of musicians, contributing to the thriving choro scene in New York City.