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Double CD Release Concert - Rio Con Brio (feat. Tim Connell) & Alexandra Coutinho
Portland-based, nationally-noted touring artists Rio Con Brio are appearing live in concert with Portuguese fado singer Alexandra Coutinho at the Old Church on May 5th to celebrate the simultaneous release of their new CDs, Caprice and Fado/Fate, recorded and produced in Portland.
Rio Con Brio is the brain-child of Portland mandolin wizard Tim Connell, formed in 2006 with guitarist Mike Burdette, as a vehicle to explore his love of the Brazilian instrumental string music known as choro, a rootsy predecessor of samba and bossa nova. The duo has since released two critically-acclaimed albums and has toured extensively up and down the West coast, as well as becoming a go-to band for Portland world music events.
Rio Con Brio and Alexandra Coutinho
Acoustic Brazilian choro and fado, “the blues of Portugal”
Double CD Release Concert
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 7 p.m.
The Old Church, Downtown Portland
Tickets $15 at the door