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Genre: choro

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Choro is a Brazilian music genre that originated in the late 19th century. It is characterized by its fast and intricate melodies, often played on stringed instruments such as the guitar, cavaquinho, and bandolim. Choro music is known for its improvisational nature and incorporates elements of jazz, classical, and folk music. It is often associated with the urban culture of Rio de Janeiro and has been influential in the development of other Brazilian music genres such as samba and bossa nova.

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Parent Genre: latin

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Instruments used

Piano, Trombone, Viola, Guitar, Trumpet, Clarinet, Drum Kit, Double Bass, Saxophone, Violin, Cello, French Horn, Oboe, Flute

Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Choro genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1960s 38
1961 1
1962 4
1963 2
1964 8
1965 12
1966 3
1967 1
1968 7
1970s 56
1970 2
1972 3
1973 17
1974 8
1976 17
1977 9
1980s 23
1980 4
1981 1
1983 2
1984 5
1985 2
1988 5
1989 4
1990s 191
1991 23
1992 33
1993 17
1994 16
1995 22
1996 26
1997 21
1998 18
1999 15
2000s 209
2000 29
2001 26
2002 43
2003 35
2004 12
2005 15
2006 11
2007 15
2008 10
2009 13
2010s 266
2010 26
2011 16
2012 32
2013 32
2014 51
2015 33
2016 9
2017 19
2018 26
2019 22
2020s 101
2020 19
2021 31
2022 21
2023 30
884 releases

Popular choro Songs


Most popular choro albums

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Projeto Memoria Brasileira : Viva Garoto
2013
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Continente
2013
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Voadeira
1999
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Natal Brasileiro: Um Momento De Paz
2002
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Jacob Baby
2018
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Capoeira de Besouro
2010
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Matança Do Porco
1973
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Carinhoso
2013
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Color do Brasil
2009
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Eu Quero Que a Canção... Seja Você
2019
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Ontem e Sempre
1997
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Toninho Carrasqueira Toca Pixinguinha e Pattápio Silva (A Brazilian Legacy)
1996
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Segura a Bucha!
2010
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O Violão Brasileiro de Turíbio Santos
1993
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Choros e Chorinhos Chorões da Pauliceia
2001

choro music by decade

Explore choro history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

2020s 2010s 2000s 1990s 1980s 1970s 1960s 1950s 1940s 1930s

List of choro artists

Here is a list of choro artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the choro genre. You can find out what choro genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 35 37332
2 30 50455
3 39 110248
4 49 64985
5 26 23838
6 35 157879
7 34 14515
8 46 18140
9 31 34271
10 40 28808
11 26 28450
12 28 21978
13 28 11710
14 27 5044
15 26 8758
16 25 5653
17 25 11291
18 31 31366
19 30 25381
20 22 4779
21 22 7564
22 20 5784
23 26 21760
24 28 23462
25 23 7058
26 26 1524
27 25 2282
28 38 49902
29 21 3246
30 14 7343
31 29 5202
32 23 16930
33 18 9714
34 16 1144
35 16 1196
36 15 4075
37 14 9383
38 12 3333
39 10 2971
40 22 10681
41 23 3764
42 18 6317
43 15 5342
44 20 1766
45 20 9684
46 11 4423
47 29 19468
48 19 3076
49 16 1983
50 17 2746
51 17 3492
52 20 2617
53 27 10645
54 27 6336
55 21 2511
56 21 8322
57 26 2636
58 23 12171
59 22 9032
60 23 2057
61 12 728
62 22 1076
63 19 6619
64 10 1368
65 21 6597
66 20 1467
67 21 4458
68 13 4900
69 21 2733
70 13 713
71 9 2277
72 21 1719
73 9 714
74 12 183
75 20 2687
76 18 4696
77 19 1246
78 18 2339
79 16 716
80 15 1631
81 15 2900
82 13 5007
83 14 6964
84 14 203
85 14 5459
86 13 837
87 13 1735
88 13 2070
89 12 283
90 11 2227
91 11 954
92 11 1284
93 11 204
94 10 686
95 10 1602
96 10 1619
97 9 1110
98 9 2111
99 9 927
100 9 1689

choro playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular choro music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.