July 30, 2007

Forró: from Brazil to New York

Five Brazilians and one American meet in New York. The result? Forró in the Dark, a band that mixes traditional forró music from northeastern Brazil with more 'urban' elements. The group has just released a new album, Bonfires of Sao Joao, with Bebel Gilberto, David Byrne and Miho Hatori as guests. Here is an article and an interview with the members of Forro in the Dark, and a sample of their latest work (Riacho do Navio and, believe it or not, the classic Asa Branca in English...)

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