Adam Bahrami Music: Brazilian choro, samba and forro' in Boston

131117_adam_tcb_atwoods_4.jpgAdam Bahrami pandeiroForro Zabumbeca at Harvard

In addition to being a scientist and educator, Adam plays Brazilian 7-string guitar, cavaco and pandeiro in the Boston music scene with a variety of groups, including Forro' Zabumbeca, Choro Bastardo, and Chora Mais.  In the recent past, Adam directed the popular Boston-area choro ensemble Choro Democrático.

The debut Forro' Zabumbeca album, "Forro' in Stereo," is available for download here, or in hard-copy at one of the shows.

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Upcoming shows 2016

Sat 5/21:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Somerville Porchfest (18 Central St), Somerville, MA.  2pm.

Sun 6/12:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Somerville Squeezebox Slam, Davis Square, Somerville, MA.  3pm.

Mon 10/17:  Chora Mais [Catherine Bent (cello), Paddy League (8-bass button accordion) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Tres Gatos, Jamaica Plain, MA. 8pm.

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Choro BastardoAdam Bahrami 7-string guitar

Past shows:

Fri 5/13:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Henrique Eisenmann (triangle) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Somerville forró party @ La Brasa, Somerville, MA.  8pm.

Sat 5/7:  Capoeira Gerais Boston Fundraiser with Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Bella Luna/Milky Way, Jamaica Plain, MA.  9pm.

Thurs 5/5:  Trio Caxangá [Henrique Eisenmann (piano & percussion), Catherine Bent (cello & percussion) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar & percussion)].  Advent School, Boston MA, 6:30pm.

Sat 4/9:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Belmont forro' party, 6pm.

Tues 4/7:  Amir Milstein's NEC Choro Ensemble with guest Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar & pandeiro).  New England Conservatory [Pierce Hall], Boston, MA, 9pm.

Sat 4/2:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Cambridge forro' party, 9pm.

Wed 3/16:  Brazilian Choro duo [Marion Campos (cavaco) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Oasis Restaurant, Medford, MA.  7pm.

Sat 2/27:  Forró Zabumbeca Duo [Paddy League (8-bass button accordion & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, Cambridge, MA. 7pm.

Thurs 2/25:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Tutoring Plus of Cambridge / Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA. 6pm.

2015

Dec 2015:  Choro Bastardo - Northeast Tour [Henrique Eisenmann (piano), Ilya Portnov (harmonica), Ben Andrews (violin) & Adam Bahrami (pandeiro)]. 

Sun 12/20:  Lilypad, Cambridge, MA

Fri 12/18:  Barbes, Brooklyn, NY

Wed 12/16:  Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

Mon 12/14:  Whitehead Institute at MIT, Cambridge, MA

Sat 12/12:  Acoustic Artisans, Portland, ME

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Sun 11/15:  Brazilian Choro Workshop [Henrique Eisenmann (piano), Catherine Bent (cello) & Adam Bahrami (pandeiro, cavaco & 7-string guitar)].  Brown University, Providence, RI. 8pm.

Sat 11/7:  Forró Zabumbeca Duo [Paddy League (8-bass button accordion & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, Cambridge, MA. 7pm.

Fri 10/30:  Halloween Bash w/ Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Magnolia Loft, Jamaica Plain, MA. 9:30pm.

Thurs 10/29:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  The Haven, Jamaica Plain, MA. 10pm.

Wed 10/21:  Chora Mais [Catherine Bent (cello), Fabio Pirozzolo (pandeiro), Fernando Brandão (flute) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Ryles, Cambridge, MA. 9pm.

Sat 10/3:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Somerville house party (RSVP).  9pm.

Mon 9/28:  Chora Mais [Catherine Bent (cello), Fabio Pirozzolo (pandeiro) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Tres Gatos, Jamaica Plain, MA. 8pm.

Sat 9/26:  Forro' Zabumbeca "FORRÓ IN STEREO " CD release party [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Johnny D's, Somerville, MA. 10pm.

Fri 9/25:  Brazilian Ensemble Choro Workshop [Henrique Eisenmann (piano) & Adam Bahrami (pandeiro, cavaco & 7-string guitar)].  New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. 10am.

Sat 9/19:  Chora Mais [Catherine Bent (cello) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, Cambridge, MA. 7pm.

Wed 9/16:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Northampton Street Community Garden, South End, Boston, MA. 6pm.

Sun 9/13:  20th Brazilian Independence Day Festival:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  DCR Herter Park, Brighton, MA. 5pm.

Sun 8/30:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Waltham forro' party, 5pm.

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5/22-6/6:  Choro Bastardo - West Coast Tour [Henrique Eisenmann (piano), Ilya Portnov (harmonica), Ben Andrews (violin) & Adam Bahrami (pandeiro)].

Fri 6/5:  Silo's, Napa, CA.  8pm.

Wed 6/3:  Viracocha, San Francisco, CA.  8pm.

Sun 5/31:  House Concert, Pasadena, CA.  5pm. (RSVP)

Sat 5/30:  The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA.  8:30pm.

Thurs 5/28:  Lestat's, San Diego, CA.  8pm... with Choro Sotaque

Sun 5/24:  Red Poppy, San Francisco, CA.  7:30pm... with Rebecca Kleinmann

Fri 5/22:  Avonova Oakland, CA.  8pm... with Rebecca Kleinmann

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Sat 5/16 (night):  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Belmont forro' party, 8pm.

Sat 5/16 (day):  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Somerville PorchFest @ 18 Central St, 2pm.

Sun 5/10:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  MIT Brazilian Student Association 'Festa Juninha', 7pm.

Sat 5/9:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Roslindale forro' party (RSVP), 9pm.

Sat 4/25:  Forro' Zabumbeca Duo [Paddy League (8-bass accordion) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Fri 4/24 (night):  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell), Marië Abe (piano accordion) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Jamaica Plain forro' party @ Magnolia Loft, 8pm.

Fri 4/24 (day):  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell), Marië Abe (piano accordion) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Science Center Plaza, Harvard University, 12 noon.

Fri 4/3:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca) & Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Cambridge forro' party (RSVP), 9pm.

Sun 3/29:  Marilynn Mair, Madrugada CD release [Marilynn Mair (mandolin), Luiz Simas (piano), Catherine Hawkes (flute), Paul Dressel (7-string guitar), Rafael Davila (piano, percussion), Pedro Torchio (percussion) & Adam Bahrami (cavaco)].  Roger Williams University Performing Arts Center, Bristol, RI. 2pm.

Fri 2/27:  Trio PUB-Cultural [Celson Lima (guitar & voice), Flavio Lira (bass) & Adam Bahrami (pandeiro)].  Reunião Mensal dos Pesquisadores e Universitários Brasileiros em Boston (PUB-Boston), 7pm.

Sat 2/7:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca), Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Roslindale forro' party, 10pm (RSVP).

Sat 2/7:  Chora Mais [Catherine Bent (cello) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Sat 1/31:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca), Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Somerville forro' party, 8pm (RSVP).

CHORO BASTARDO   -   New England Tour   -   January 2015

Henrique Eisenmann (piano), Ilya Portnov (harmonica), Ben Andrews (violin) & Adam Bahrami (pandeiro)

Sun 1/25:  Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  6pm.

Sat 1/24:  House concert, Hancock, New Hampshire.  5pm.

Fri 1/23:  Sandywoods, 42 Muse St, Tiverton, Rhode Island.  7:30pm.

Thurs 1/22:  Umass Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts. 12 noon choro workshop, 7:30pm show.

Wed 1/21:  Barbes, 376 9th St, Brooklyn, New York.  8pm.

Tues 1/20:  Whitehead Institute at MIT, 9 Cambridge Ctr, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  12 noon.

Sat 1/17:  Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St, Portland, Maine.  3pm choro workshop, 7pm show.

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Mon 1/12:  Berklee Teachers on Teaching workshop:  Evolution of Brazilian Choro workshop [Catherine Bent (cello), Fernando Brandão (flute), Fabio Pirozzolo (pandeiro) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Berklee School of Music (1140 Boylston Bldg, 1W), 9:30am.

2014

Sat 12/13:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Fri 12/5:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca), Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Marié Abe (piano accordion), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Somerville forro' party, 8pm (RSVP).

Sat 11/1:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca), Kenny Kozol (zabumba), MariéAbe (piano accordion), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell), & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Cambridge forro' party, 8pm (RSVP).

Sat 10/18:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Thurs 10/2:  Chora Mais [Catherine Bent (cello) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)]Jamaica Plain First Thursdays Art Walk @ JP Licks, 6pm.

Mon 9/22:  Chora Mais [Catherine Bent (cello) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)]Tres Gatos, 9pm.

Sun 8/24:  Choro Bastardo [Henrique Eisenmann (piano), Ilya Portnov (harmonica), Ben Andrews (violin) & Adam Bahrami (pandeiro)].  Lilypad, 6pm.

Sat 8/16:  Chorão Chegou Chorou [Ilya Portnov (harmonica) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Thurs 8/7:  Choro das 3 [Corina (flute), Lia (7-string guitar), Elisa (mandolin) & Edu (pandeiro)- guest: Adam Bahrami (cavaco)].  Woods Hole house concert, 7:30pm.

Sat 7/12:  Chorão Chegou Chorou [Ilya Portnov (harmonica), Alex Gable (mandolin) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Sat 6/7:  Chorão Chegou Chorou [Ilya Portnov (harmonica), Alex Gable (mandolin) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Thurs 5/29:  Alex Gable Brazilian ensemble [Alex Gable (mandolin), Milena Jancuric (flute), Negah Santos (pandeiro), Flavio Lira (bass) & Adam Bahrami (cavaco & 7-string guitar)].  Life Alive, 8pm.

Sat 5/17:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion), Kenny Kozol (percussion) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Sat 5/10:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion, rabeca), Kenny Kozol (zabumba), Marié Abe (piano accordion), Catherine Bent (triangle, agogô bell) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Somerville forro' party, 8pm (RSVP).

Sat 5/3:  Ilya Portnov & Choro Bastardo [Henrique Eisenmann (piano), Ben Andrews (violin) & Adam Bahrami (pandeiro)].  New England Conservatory, Pierce Hall, 8pm.

Fri 5/2:  Ben Andrews & Choro Bastardo [Henrique Eisenmann (piano), Ilya Portnov (harmonica) & Adam Bahrami (pandeiro)].  New England Conservatory, Pierce Hall, 8:30pm.

Sat 4/19:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Hot Potato Underground, 8pm.

Sat 4/12:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Sun 3/30:  Trio Choro Brasil [Fernando Brandão (flute), Catherine Bent (cello) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Atwoods Tavern, 3pm.

Sat 3/15:   Trio Por do Sol [Marion Campos (cavaco), Kenny Kozol (pandeiro) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Sat 2/8:  Trio Por do Sol [Marion Campos (cavaco), Kenny Kozol (pandeiro) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Sun 1/26:  Trio Choro Brasil [Fernando Brandão (flute), Catherine Bent (cello) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Atwoods Tavern, 3pm.

Sat 1/25:  Trio Por do Sol [Marion Campos (cavaco), Kenny Kozol (pandeiro) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Sat 1/18:  Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion), Kenny Kozol (percussion) & Adam Bahrami (percussion)].  Egleston Farmers Market, 10am.

Tues 1/14:  Berklee Teachers on Teaching workshop:  Evolution of Brazilian Choro workshop [Catherine Bent (cello), Fernando Brandão (flute), Flavio Lira (bass) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Berklee School of Music, 9am.

2013

Sun 12/15:  Trio Choro Brasil +1 [Catherine Bent (cello), Fernando Brandão (flute) & Chris Richards (violin, mandolin)]. Atwoods Tavern, 3pm.

Sun 12/8:  NEC Crossroads concert:  Choro Bastardo [Henrique Eisenmann (piano), Ben Andrews (violin), Ilya Portnov (harmonica) & Adam Bahrami (pandeiro)].  Arts at the Armory, 4pm.

Fri 12/6:  Bohemian Rio Night concert:  Trio Choro Brasil [Fernando Brandão (flute), Catherine Bent (cello) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Art, Mind, Body Studio, 8pm.

Sun 11/17:  Trio Choro Brasil [Fernando Brandão (flute), Daniel Ian Smith (saxophone) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Atwoods Tavern, 3pm.

Sat 11/16:  Trio Por do Sol [Marion Campos (cavaco), Kenny Kozol (pandeiro) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Wed 11/13:  Berklee World Strings concert:  Serena Eades and Noites Cariocas [Serena Eades (violin), Eduardo Mercuri (mandolin), Negah Santos (pandeiro), Catherine Bent (cello), Fernando Brandão (flute) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Berklee Performance Center, 7:15pm.

Sun 11/3:  Trio Choro Brasil [Fernando Brandão (flute), Chris Richards (violin, mandolin) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Atwoods Tavern, 3pm.

Tues 10/29:  Trio Choro Brasil +1 [Fernando Brandão (flute), Catherine Bent (cello), Evan Harlan (accordion) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  St Peters Episcopal Church, 8pm.

Sat 10/26:  Trio Por do Sol [Marion Campos (cavaco), Kenny Kozol (pandeiro) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Sat 10/12Duo Por do Sol [Marion Campos (cavaco) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Egleston Farmers Market, 10am.

Mon 9/30:  Trio Choro Brasil [Fernando Brandão (flute), Catherine Bent (cello) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Tres Gatos, 9pm.

Sat 9/14:  Trio Por do Sol [Marion Campos (cavaco), Kenny Kozol (pandeiro) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)].  Sunset Cafe, 7pm.

Sun 9/9:  19th Brazilian Independence Day Festival:  Trio Choro Brasil+1 [Fernando Brandão (flute), Catherine Bent (cello), Marcus Santos (pandeiro) & Adam Bahrami (7-string guitar)]. DCR Herter Park, 1pm.

Sat 8/17Forro' Zabumbeca [Paddy League (8-bass accordion), Kenny Kozol (percussion) & Adam Bahrami (percussion)].  Egleston Farmers Market, 10am.

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