Dois No Choro

Photo of Dois No Choro, Julie Koidin and Paulinho Garcia
Dois No Choro - Julie Koidin and Paulinho Garcia - by Estuardo Matinez

Dois no Choro was formed in 1997, and is comprised of Julie Koidin, flute, and Paulinho Garcia, guitar and vocals 


After hearing a CD of Brazilian flutist, Altamiro Carrilho in 1995, Julie began her interest in and dedication to Brazilian choro music (a genre originating in Brazil in the late 1800s, mixing African rhythms and European dance melodies). She met Paulinho Garcia, guitarist and vocalist, in 1997, and their duo was formed. Dois no Choro means Two in Choro.


  • The sound of Julie’s flute intertwining with Paulinho’s suave vocals and rhythmic guitar creates a blend that is perfectly balanced and reminiscent of a warm Rio night – Daniella Thompson – Brazilian Music Critic.


Dois No Choro have recorded three CDs: Carinhoso, Juntos and Asa Branca. Juntos, with the special participation of legendary choro flutist, Altamiro Carrilho, as well as Brazilian classical pianist Maria Teresa Madeira, received an honorable mention in the Chorando no Rio competition (2002, Rio de Janeiro). The title track Juntos (a/k/a “Chorinho pra Nós”) was written by Paulinho Garcia especially for Altamiro Carrilho.


Dois no Choro presents a broad range of Brazilian repertoire, featuring both traditional choro (Pixinguinha and Jacob do Bandolim) and contemporary choro (Hermeto Pascoal and Paulinho Garcia), samba, frevo and bossa nova, 

In addition to Brazilian genres, Dois No Choro includes selections from Argentina (tangos and zambas), as well songs from Puerto Rico and South American countries.


Dois no Choro is available for educational programs, concerts, corporate and private functions.


  • Cornell University – New York
  • Ohio University
  • Nebraska University
  • UIC University – Chicago
  • Chicago Cultural Center


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