Forró is accordion-driven dance music from the Northeast of Brazil, where it was popularized by Luis Gonzaga, who wrote songs of immigration, drought, love, and the longing for home. The primary instruments are accordion, zabumba (bass drum), and triangle. Rabeca (a type of fiddle) and pifano (flute) are also important elements. We’ll learn the basic rhythms of xote, baião and forró, and some classic tunes from Gonzaga, Dominguinhos, and others. All instruments – including voice – are welcome.
Brazilian Forró Ensemble
Behind the Coffee House
Brazilian Forró and South American
Advanced and Intermediate