ALVORADA are the UK’s leading performers of choro, a style of instrumental music from Rio de Janeiro filled with rich melodies and infectious rhythms. From original compositions to classics, Alvorada’s music incorporates the irresistible swing of samba, the danceable grooves of forró, and even a touch of tango and funk. Since forming in 2016, the tight-knit quintet has taken London by storm. The tight-knit quintet has performed at festivals and venues across the UK and beyond, recently selling out Pizza Express Live album launch and Paris International Choro Festival.

Alvorada unites top musicians from London and Brazil, whose diverse backgrounds lend the group a unique edge. Individually, they have performed with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Gilberto Gil, Kenny Wheeler, Stomp, Antonio Foricione, Adriano Adewale, London Vocal Project, Friendly Fires, Rhythms of the City, Fabio Allman and others.

Winners of Brazilian Act of the Year at the Latin UK Awards (LUKAS) and Musical Group of the Year at the Focus Brazil awards.

“A fresh innovative album . . . inventive harmonies and unpredictable melodic twists” ★★★★★ Songlines

“They breathe a new life into Brazil’s popular lilting choro style . . . adding a distinctive, contempoary edge” Jazz FM
“Undoubtedly the freshest and most original voice of UK choro” Sounds & Colours

“One of the most exciting new bands in London” Resonance FM


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  • Featured on: Birnam Music Compilation 2019

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