Hamilton de Holanda

Airs Thursday, September 10, at 8 p.m. Associate Director of SMF's Acoustic Music Seminar, Mike Marshall is one of the world's most accomplished mandolinists. Marshall began his love affair with the music of Brazil after a visit there, before embarking on an in-depth study of the roots of the Brazilian choro. This obsession has led to recordings and concerts with some of Brazil's finest musicians, including Hamilton de Holanda, Danilo Brito, Jovino Santos Neto and Jovino Santos Neto. His group Choro Famoso has helped spearhead a wave in the U.S.

Airs Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. The music of Brazil encompasses a wealth of styles influenced by African, European, and Amerindian forms.  After 500 years of history, Brazilian music has developed many unique and original styles such as choro, samba, and bossa nova, all of which have melded with other musical genres from around the world. In this episode, we listen to music performed by Toots Thielemans, Oscar Castro-Neves, Hamilton de Holanda, and Gabriel Grossi, among others.