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Mandolin Mondays #120 w/ Special Guest Elisa Meyer Ferreira

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This week on Mandolin Mondays we have a very special video from bandolimist Elisa Meyer Ferreira from the band Choro Das 3. Hear her play this jaw-dropping original tune!



Elisa is one of the premier bandolimist from Brazil. She plays fulltime with her family in the internationally acclaimed band Choro Das 3. Together they have a host of incredible recorded work, including their most recent release, Impressions. Check it out here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chorodas36

Here Elisa gives us some insight on the original music in this video, "This is a piece I composed last year called “Nobre Coração " (noble heart), and this is a style of music called Chamamé, which is played in south of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. I dedicated this composition to my grandfather Rubens, who I didn’t have the chance to meet unfortunately, but as I always heard beautiful things about him and knew that he loved going to south of Brazil and Uruguay, I thought a Chamamé would be perfect for him. The original arrangement is for mandolin, 7th string guitar, flute, melódica and pandeiro.

The bandolim I play in the video was specially built for me by the Brazilian luthier Manoel Andrade. He built it with a wider body than the traditional Bandolim, to achieve a similar sound to the Portuguese guitar, with lots of sustain. The back is made of Jacaranda da Bahia (Rosewood from Bahia) which was with the luthier for many years, therefore it’s a very old tree."

Connect with Elisa at the following links below for more information about her music and tour schedule:

http://www.chorodas3.com.br/english
www.facebook.com/chorodas3
https://twitter.com/chorodas3
https://www.youtube.com/user/dicciateo

And as always, tune in next week for more Mandolin Mondays! Until then...

Happy Picking!
David

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  1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Elisa, great to see you back on the Mandolin Cafe! Here's the interview we did with Elisa just over a year ago.

    Let's start a Bandolim Cafe serving pinga!
    Updated Apr-16-2018 at 3:33pm by Mandolin Cafe
  2. tkdboyd's Avatar
    Maravilhoso!
  3. Northfield mando's Avatar
    Absolutely beautiful!
  4. chasray's Avatar
    Wow. Always enjoy her playing. Expressive.
    Would I play better with red fingernails? Not a replacement for talent and hard work.
  5. pops1's Avatar
    Great sound by a wonderful player. I love the depth of sound of the custom build.
  6. BrianWilliam's Avatar
    Wow indeed!
  7. Ron McMillan's Avatar
    Beautiful playing and a lovely composition.
  8. Gary Alter's Avatar
    Stunningly beautiful, bravo!
  9. dang's Avatar
    Very talented composer and performer!
  10. Bill McCall's Avatar
    Pretty awesome. Looking forward to seeing her group again.
  11. ccravens's Avatar
    Awesome. Beautiful.
  12. DougC's Avatar
    I think she is one of the best in the world.