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Catherine Bent and Ian Coury

October 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Ian Coury is a Brazilian 10-string bandolim (mandolin) player currently studying at Berklee. Catherine Bent is an English-born cellist and Berklee professor. The two have a musical connection that transcends their backgrounds and crystallizes around their passion for Brazilian choro music.  Choro (pronounced “shoh-roh”) is an instrumental music that has its origins in late 1800s Rio de Janeiro. It’s been likened to New Orleans jazz, and shares that tradition’s improvisation, soulfulness, and often irrepressible joyfulness.