Alvorada - Debut album

by Alvorada in London, Greater London, England

With your support we can complete our debut album, and release in Spring 2019!

by Alvorada in London, Greater London, England

£2,984

raised of £6,000 target

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by December 2nd 2018 at 7:00pm

Welcome!   (Português abaixo)

We are Alvorada, a London-based band who specialise in playing choro, a rich and uplifting style of instrumental music from Brazil. We play choro music of all kinds, including classics, lesser known gems, and our own original compositions. We've been playing together since early 2016, developing our sound and gathering followers, many of whom have never encountered choro before hearing us. We're now here to ask your support to help us make our much-anticipated first album. 

What is choro?

Choro emerged in Rio in the late 19th century as a mixture of European harmony with African rhythm and improvisation, in a similar way to jazz, ragtime and tango. The word ´choro´ comes from the Portuguese verb ´chorar´, which means ´to cry´. Indeed, choro music certainly has its fair share of tear-inducing laments. But choro is mostly known for its lively, playful and syncopated melodies in the traditional setting of a ´roda´; that is, with musicians playing informally around the table in a bar, or the kitchen or garden of someone's home. 

About the band

Alvorada explore influences from all over Brazil, playing choros with the irresistible swing of samba from the south and baião from the northeast. As well as playing classics from the choro repertoire, we play our own original compositions, revisiting the genre with influences from the UK. We perform regularly as a band in London and the UK, and often host a 'roda de choro', an informal jam where other choro musicians are welcome to participate. The members of Alvorada are a mixture of British and Brazilian musicians, who have studied this music for many years, and share a passion and desire to introduce it to new listeners. Choro is a joyous and enriching style of music, which deserves to be more widely known, and we take pride in sharing it with audiences in the UK. 

About the album

This album represents the culmination of over two years' work, evolving our band sound together, through many hours of rehearsal, study and performance. The album features a mixture of our original compositions alongside our reworkings of some choro standards, both older and contemporary. The process of creating an album is a lengthy one, from entering the studio to record, followed by the technical mixing and mastering phases, designing the artwork and finally to printing. We completed the recording stage of the album in the summer of 2018. We're really happy with the music we have created, and are excited to be sharing it with you. 

How you can help

We now need to raise funds to help us complete the post-production stages of the album, leading up to a proposed release date in the spring on 2019. By donating to this campaign, you can help us make this album a reality. To the right are a selection of enticing reward offers, which you can sign up to when you pledge your donation. On offer are CDs, downloads, t-shirts, lessons, and intimate private events. We are hugely grateful for any pledges which you make. You can also help us by sharing our campaign with anyone you think would be interested in contributing. 

Thank you!

We really appreciate your support. Whether you already know us and are fans of our music, or whether you've only just discovered us, we look forward to sharing the finished album with you, and hope to see you soon at our shows in the future.

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Bem vindo!

Somos o Alvorada, uma banda formada em Londres que toca choro, um gênero de música instrumental brasileira muito rico e dinâmico. Tocamos variados tipos de choro, incluíndo clássicos e tradicionais, choros desconhecidos e nossas próprias composições. Desde 2016 estamos amadurecendo nosso repertório, cativando um público que em sua maioria, nunca havia ouvido choro antes. Estamos aqui para pedir o seu apoio a nos ajudar a financiar nosso tão esperado primeiro disco.

O que é o choro?

Choro surgiu no Rio no final do século XIX, como uma mistura da música Europeia com os ritmos Africanos, somados ao uso da improvisação num estilo similar ao jazz, ragtime e tango. A palavra choro vem do verbo chorar, como se assemelhasse a um lamento. Porém, o choro pode ser muito ritmico e dinamico, com melodias sincopadas e é tocado numa roda, onde os músicos se reunem informalmente ao redor de uma mesa num bar, na cozinha ou no quintal de alguma casa.

Sobre a banda

Alvorada explora as influências de todo o Brasil, tocando choro com o swing irresistível do samba do sudeste e do baião do nordeste. Além de tocar os clássicos do choro, tocamos composições próprias, revisitando o gênero com nossas influências inglesas. Nos apresentamos frequentemente em Londres e no Reino Unido, também fazemos a roda de choro, na qual outros músicos que tocam choro podem vir participar, como uma jam session. Alvorada é uma mistura de músicos brasileiros e ingleses que estudaram música por muitos anos e dividem a paixão e a vontade de apresentar o choro a novos ouvintes. É um gênero musical muito requintado, lijeiro e comunicativo, que merece ser difundido e conhecido, por isso temos orgulho de fazê-lo aqui na Inglaterra.

Sobre o disco

Este disco representa o trabalho de mais de dois anos da banda, de muitas horas de ensaio, estudo e apresentações. O disco conta com a mistura de nossas composições originais com novos arranjos de   choros tradicionais tanto antigos quanto contemporâneos. O processo de gravar um disco é longo, desde a própria gravação em si, como os procedimentos técnicos de mixagem, masterização, design da arte da capa do disco, impressão e cópia dos discos. Já fizemos a gravação no estúdio no segundo sementre de 2018. Nós estamos muito felizes com o resultado e não vemos a hora de compartilhar com vocês.

Como você pode contribuir

Agora precisamos arrecadar fundos para a pós-produção do album, para que possamos lançá-lo no primeiro semestre de 2019. Ao fazer uma doação, você estará contribuindo para a realização deste disco. Ao lado direito desta página, estão as recompansas oferecidas nesta campanha. Para participar é nescessário se registrar. Estão disponíveis CDs, downloads, camisetas, aulas, apresentações privadas. Nós seremos imensamente gratos pela sua partipação, qualquer que seja. Você também pode ajudar no compartilhamento e divulgação desta campanha nas redes sociais. 

Muito obrigado

Nós apreciamos a sua contribuição. Se você nos conhece, é fan de nossa música, ou se você acabou de descobrir Alvorada, nós gostariamos de compatilhar o resultado do nosso album com você, e esperamos vê-lo em breve em um de nossos shows.  

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Digital album download

Digital download of the completed album, available in advance of the official release.

£15 or more

CD album

CD of the completed album, delivered in advance of the official release.

£30 or more

Signed CD and postcard

Signed copy of the CD, plus a personal thank you note on a special Alvorada postcard.

£30 or more

Signed sheet music memento + CD

A quality printed copy of the music for one of our original compositions, signed by the band, to commemorate your support. Plus a copy of the CD.

£45 or more

Ticket to album launch show + CD

1 ticket to the official album launch show, plus a copy of the CD. (If you can't make the album launch, you're welcome to attend a different gig.)

£60 or more

Two tickets to album launch show + CD

2 tickets to the official album launch show so you can bring a friend! Plus one copy of the CD. (If you can't make the album launch, you're welcome to attend a different gig.)

£60 or more

CD bundle

5 copies of the CD, for you to give to friends and help introduce us to even more listeners!

£60 or more

Sheet music bundle + CD

Printed sheet music for five compositions from the album, so you can learn to play them yourself! Plus a copy of the CD.

£80 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Alvorada limited edition T-shirt + CD

A special limited edtion Alvorada T-shirt, plus a signed copy of the CD.

£80 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Music lesson + CD

A 1-hour lesson with a member of the band, plus a copy of the CD. (Please specify for your lesson: flute, clarinet/saxophone, guitar, percussion, cavaco, or general musicianship)

£80 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Listening party + CD

An invitation to an event where members of the band will share with you some of their favourite recordings and influences. Plus a copy of the CD.

£100 or more

Album credit + CD

For this generous donation, we will thank you by name in the CD album cover. Plus a copy of the CD.

£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

CD + Sheet music + T-shirt bundle

A copy of the CD + limited edition T-shirt + sheet music for 5 compositions.

£250 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Album credit + CD + Sheet music + T-shirt bundle

Your name in the album credits, plus a copy of the CD + limited edition T-shirt + sheet music for 5 compositions.

£500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Duo house concert + CD

Two members of Alvorada will come to your home or private event to perform an intimate duo concert. Plus a copy of the CD.

£1,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Full band private concert + CD

The entire band will perform for you at your own private event. Plus a copy of the CD.


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