The trip of the Cavaquinho, Ukelele and Keroncong

February 19, 2016

Joao Cardoso

Why should a small and simple – almost rudimentary – four-stringed instrument, inherited from a past tradition, nowadays play a relevant role on the global stage of contemporary artistic expression? The cavaquinho has travelled across the world, taking different shapes and names along the way, and became an important part of many countries musical traditions. We will explore the cavaquinho family tree and its different expressions around the world.