O Choro das 3 is a family based trio formed by the sisters: Corina (flute), Lia (7 string guitar and Elisa (mandolin, clarinet, banjo, accordion and piano). Tragically, Eduardo, the father of the three sisters, lost his life to Covid early in the pandemic, before vaccines were available in Brazil. Eduardo was the band's percussionist from its founding. He played pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine). The trio's mother, Cristina, stepped in to play stronger role in band management. Bravely, the sisters resolved to continue as Choro das 3, but they play every song in their father's memory.
They have released 11 albums and have been touring in North America, Europe and Brazil for the past 21 years.
The trio plays Brazilian instrumental music based on choro, an instrumental music genre that emerged in Brazil in the 19th century to become the foundation for all Brazilian music. Choro das 3 is planning its eighth tour of the USA beginning in late May 2023.