The Concerts at Jewett series, sponsored by University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Sciences and UMA Senior College, will feature Choro Louco at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at UMA Jewett Auditorium, University Drive. A snow date is set for Jan. 27.

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.

The band members are all driven by love of the music and dedication to learning this unique style. Carl Dimow, flute and guitar, plays jazz, classical and klezmer music. Nicole Rabata, flute, has diverse musical interests including celtic and classical. Joel Eckhaus comes from an old time/jazz/pop/vaudeville background and has applied his knowledge to the cavaquinto, Brazil’s version of the ukulele. David Newsam, 7-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.

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

Tickets are available at Dave’s Appliance, 59 Central St. in Winthrop and at the door.

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

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