Alvorada are the UK’s leading choro ensemble, instrumental music from Rio de Janeiro. From their original compositions to classics of the genre, Alvorada’s shows are filled with lively and expressive melodies combined with infectious Brazilian grooves and playful interaction.
The award-winning quintet have performed at festivals and venues across the UK and beyond, with sell-out shows at the London Jazz Festival, Pizza Express Live and Paris International Choro Festival. Their debut album First Light, released in 2019,was received with much critical acclaim, leading to BBC Radio 3 and Jazz FM appearances. Alvorada also won the LUKAS and Focus Brasil awards for ‘Best Brazilian Band’.
“A fresh, innovative album” Songlines magazine
“A tight-knit family of virtuosos…. One of the most exciting bands in London” DJ Ritu
“They breathe a new life into Brazil’s popular lilting choro style… adding a distinctive, contemporary edge” Sarah Ward, Jazz FM
Alvorada unites top musicians from London and Brazil, whose diverse backgrounds – including jazz, classical and Brazilian music – lend the group a unique edge. Alvorada are:
Rachel Hayter – flutes
Andrew Woolf – clarinets / sax
Aluá Nascimento – pandeiro
Jeremy Shaverin – cavaquinho
Luiz Morais – 7-string guitar
Have a pre-listen here
Mambista has been hosting monthly club nights since 2014 at West Norwood’s Portico Gallery with live music from bands such as Sexteto Café, Yaaba Funk, Balkanatics, Grupo Lokito, Nerija, Krar Collective and Da Lata alongside the patented Mambista mash-up on the decks, courtesy of founder, DJ Gerry Lyseight (co-founder of Brixton’s legendary Mambo Inn, Mango Landin’, ex-presenter of Planet Mambo on GLR/BBC London)
Very delicious hot food will be available (vegetarian/vegan option available) as well as tasty snacks. Please indicate if you are vegetarian/vegan when booking your tickets.
Come, rain or shine ……as we can take shelter in the Greenhouse and under marquees if the weather is unkind to us.
Join us for a wonderful session of seriously good sounds! Book your tickets below.
BPCG is in the middle of Brockwell Park, between the tennis courts and the walled gardens. Follow the signs.
If you are driving to the gig, we recommend parking your car on Dulwich Road or near Dulwich Road as exit from the Park after dark is via the Lido Gates on Dulwich Road.
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Book Tickets in advance below:
£10 Music only / £17 Music and Food
Concessions: £8 Music only / £12 Music and Food
Children under 12 go free.