First Choro ever is Cristina Clara's second single "Flor amorosa" (Lovely flower)
Cristina Clara makes music video to support Association Coração Amarelo (Yellow heart) and its mission to end isolation and loneliness.
Cristina Clara has released "Flor Amorosa", the second sample of her debut album "Lua Adversa" to come out on 10 September. Cristina revisited this song that was registered as the first Choro (Brazilian music style) in music history, in the 19th century. This song was introduced to her by her co-producer, the Brazilian musician Edu Miranda, a reference in the Portuguese music scene and virtuoso choro mandolinist. During the creative process of this Fado & Choro project, developed in Lisbon for the last few years, Edu Miranda presented her the song and its story and Cristina was immediately enchanted by it and integrated it into her repertoire. Despite being a recognized classic, played as an instrumental in any Choro jam, few people know the lyrics - by Catullo da Paixão Cearense - thus there are very few recordings of this beautiful poem.
"Flor Amorosa" now interpreted on the other side of the Atlantic is a brilliant representation of the cultural bridge between Portugal and Brazil, the subject matter for the singer's first album "Lua Adversa", a work full of stories turned into fados and chorinhos with a contemporary look over traditional music. It brings together musicians from Portugal and Brazil with different influences from jazz to traditional music. In this second single, Cristina interprets this musical embrace between both sides of the Atlantic and we can feel it while we listen to it.
"I hope this music and video come as a fresh air in such serious times, in which we have been isolated for so long, and the loneliness of those who live alone has only been aggravated. This may have felt worse, especially for the elderly, who perhaps wondered if this would be a strange form of living reserved for this last stretch of life. I felt that it made sense to associate this song, through this music video, with a message of optimism and reconnection among the elderly, highlighting the unquestionable power of music in this process of shortening physical and emotional distances. Music and dance, as universal languages, go beyond verbal communication and activate the body and spirit in the most wholesome way”, explains Cristina Clara.