Friday, February 09, 2007

VI Encounter for the New Horizon
Photo Report #11
FORRÓ

Forró is the popular dance form from Northeastern Brazil where Mestre Irineu was born. In its modern form it is a vigorous dance like a polka but more rhythmic and hip twisting

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and it has been remixed into forms that are currently popular in the Brazilian dance club scene. In Fortaleza it is danced mostly in the old-fashioned waltz style.

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The key to a successful forró is having a master accordion player and that's exactly what we had with the presence of Guilherme Granjeiro.

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There was a grand forró party as one of the festival events but, with Guilherme around, folks broke into dancing many times.

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