Date of Award

Summer 5-31-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Barbara L. Hampton

Second Advisor

João Luiz Rezende Lopes

Academic Program Adviser

L. Poundie Burstein


This thesis investigates two pillars of the NYC choro community: The Regional de NY and their roda de choro. It situates the group within a global community for whom choro has materialized a shared identity, explores instruments and their agency, and presents cultural themes and aesthetic priorities as conceptualized by the ensemble’s members.



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