June-July: Residencies, Choro Battles and a New Group!

RACV City Club
501 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Club Members and Guests
Wednesdays in June 1/8/15/22

Paris Cat
6 Goldie Place, Melbourne VIC 3000
Saturday July 23rd
Note: Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm Showtime
(Show duration 7pm-8.40pm)
Tickets from $20

Saturday July 30th
More information SOON

Inter-National Day of Choro and more….

Thanks to the Clube do Choro da Lisboa for making me feel so welcome at their roda do choro in Portugal, and a big shout -out to all the crew at the International Guitar Research Centre (IGRC) at The University of Surrey in the UK.
Coming up…

Inter-National Day of Choro April 22nd.
Trio Agogo will celebrate Pixinguinha’s Birthday and dia nacional do choro with a show at Vamos on Friday the 22nd of April at 8 pm. http://www.vamos.net.au/event/trio-agogo-brazilian-guitar-percussion-virtuosos-4/

Mothers Day May 8th
Duo Agogo will present a special recital as part of the Walker St Gallery Music Series in Dandenong at 2.30 pm on May 8th
May City Listing

Summer Shows 2016

Brazilian beats and Latino grooves January and February 2016.

Duo Agogo are thrilled to be performing at the 31st Illawarra Folk Festival in N.S.W, Janurary 14-17.

Folk fest poster

Celebrate Australia Day with the sounds of chorinho. I’ll be performing at the Globe to Globe World Music Festival with Asha Henfry and her choro group Tamandua at 2.00pm and later with Duo Agogo at 4.00pm.

Trio Agogo will be preforming choro favourites and Brazilian classics at VAMOS on Friday the 29th of January at 8.00pm, a rare opportunity to see and hear the classic terno line-up of guitar, pandeiro and cavaquinho.

I’ll be playing cavaquinho with Tamandua at the Paris Cat on Saturday the 30th of January at 7pm.

Trio Agogo start a fortnightly residency at the Brunswick Green Beer Garden Sunday January 31st 4pm-6pm

Friday the 12th of February Duo Agogo will be playing at Australias largest FREE music festival the St Kilda Festival
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Agobloco are back 2016! A massive Latin Street Carnival at the St Kilda Festival February 14th, party starts at 11 am

Trio Agogo keep the party rollin’ northside at the Brunswick Green Beer Garden February 14th, Sunday 4-6pm

More shows announced soon and stay tuned for some big news in March….

Shows and Workshops : October and November

DUO AGOGO will travel to NSW and the ACT in late October to present a concert and workshop at the Wollongong Conservatorium http://www.wollcon.com.au/ and an afternoon show at Smiths Alernative Bookshop in Canberra. http://www.smithsalternative.com/

Friday 30th October @ 7pm DUO AGOGO in concert. Adam May and Paul Carey will be performing music from their latest CD ‘Pacific’.

Saturday 31st October @ 2pm-4pm Brazilian guitar workshop.
The workshop will explore Brazilian guitar traditions, techniques and innovations. There will be a focus on rhythms found in Brazilian popular music, and how these rhythms can be applied to typical guitar accompaniments found in a variety of Brazilian genres. The workshop is open to acoustic guitarists of all levels. Guitarists should bring their own instruments. Other instrumentalists are welcome and should bring their instrument.

Both events take place at the Wollongong Conservatorium Auditorium, Murphys Avenue, Keiraville NSW 2500.

Sunday 1st November @ 4pm-6pm DUO AGOGO visit Canberra to perform music from their latest CD ‘Pacific’, at Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga Street, Civic ACT 2601.


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Thursday 5th November @ 7.30pm. DUO AGOGO perform at The Melbourne Conservatorium Guitar Pespectives Concert Series. Pacific is the guitar duos first CD recording, and includes a range of compositions crafted together and featured at the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival in Mexico earlire this year. The concert will include a special guitar-quartet featuring Duo Agogo together with long-time friends and collaborators Julian Scheffer and Ken Murray. Not to be missed!
The concert takes place at Wyselaskie Auditorium 29 College Cres, Parkville.


Friday 13th November @ 8.30pm Trio Agogo make their much anticipated return to Vamos. This is a rare opportunity to see and hear the trio in the classic terno line-up of guitar, pandeiro and cavaquinho. Agogo members Al Kerr, Paul Carey and Adam May have been busy throughtout 2015 with their side projects Panorama Brasil, DUO AGOGO, Guitar Perspectives and more….so don’t miss this special Friday night reunion.

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August Duo and Trio Gigs

Thursday 13th August
8 pm @ Suttons House of Music Ballarat
31 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350
Tix $10 @ door
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Sunday 16th August
12 noon @ VCA Open Day
VCA Library St Kilda Road Melbourne
DUO AGOGO la playa mexico

Friday 28th August
8 pm @ VAMOS
1st Floor 37 Little Bourke St Melbourne
Tix @ http://www.vamos.net.au/event/brazilian-guitar-percussion-virtuosos/ or $8 @ door
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C.D launch, residency and Bossa Jumble.

Very special shows and events coming-up July, including a C.D launch, residencies and Bossa Jumble and electric cavaquinho!

June 28th
Samba Cine Club presents Bossa Jumble, a one-night
extravaganza of music and film celebrating the extraordinary beauty of diversity. This event will bring together artists from Brazil, Japan and Australia for a unique collaboration that showcases the fertile possibilities of cross-cultural interaction. From 5pm on Sunday June 28th at The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.
bossa jumble

July 11
Paul Carey and Julian Scheffer C.D Launch. Original compositions for guitar duo and small ensemble. Guest musicians include Adam May (cavaquinho) and Asha Henfry (flute).
6 pm at Rubys Music Room, 132 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne.
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July 1st – August 12th
Duo Agogo RACV residency. 11.30-2.30 Wednesdays @ RACV City Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne.

DUO AGOGO @ The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival 2015

Guitarists Adam May and Paul Carey are Duo Agogo. The Melbourne-based musicians perform traditional Brazilian choro music, as well as original compositions inspired by Brazil.
‘Pacific’ is Duo Agogo’s first C.D recording and includes a range of compositions crafted together and featured at the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival in March 2015.

April 23rd is the International Day of Choro

Celebrate the Inter-national Day of Choro with TRIO AGOGO and FRIENDS this Thursday the 23rd of April.
Trio Agogo and Ben Carr will celebrate this significant annual event with a performance at The Wesley Anne, 250 High St, Northcote, Melbourne at 6.00pm

The day celebrates Pixinguinha’s birthday : Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Filho affectionately known as Pixinguinha (1897-1973), is considered Brazil’s most important musician across all eras and genres.

The group will perform many of Pixiguinha’s most celebrated compositions including Um a Zero, Cochichando and Lamentos along with some of as his lesser known gems like Choro de Gafieira, Seu Lourenco no Vinho and O Rasga. Choro favorites by Pixinguinha’s close friends, Nelson Alves, Jacob do Bandolim and Paulinho da Viola will also be presented.

Come along at 6pm to this FREE event and join the party.

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