AUGUSTA — Choro Louco will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Jewett Hall Auditorium.

Based in Portland, the band is dedicated to the century-old tradition of Brazilian choro music. Choro is known for beautiful melodies, complex harmonies and syncopated rhythms, combining elements of European folk and classical, ragtime, jazz, Latin and African music.

Four members of the group will perform at Jewett. Carl Dimow, flute and guitar, plays jazz, classical and klezmer music. Nicole Rabata, flute, has diverse musical interests including celtic and classical. David Newsam, eight-string guitar and mandolin, brings decades of experience as a jazz and classical guitarist. Eric LaPerna exhibits his great hand percussion skills on the pandeiro, the Brazilian tambourine.

The event is part of the Concerts at Jewett Series sponsored by University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Sciences and UMA Senior College.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students and is free for children 12 and younger.

Tickets are available at Pat’s Pizza in Augusta, Dave’s Appliance in Winthrop and at the door.

For more information, call 621-3551, email [email protected] or visit

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