On Thursday, April 15, and Saturday, April 17, 2010, the Brooklyn-based band Forró de Madame (Madam’s Forró) will play their unique (and contemporary) version of Brazilian Forró at the Brooklyn Bar Barbes and Shambhala Meditation Center of New York, respectively.
Forró da Madame is lead by rising Brazilian star Liliana Araújo (singer, percussion) joined by the renowned Uri Sharlin (accordion) and the formidable Mike LaValle (zabumba). Originally from Fortaleza, Ceará, Forró da Madame maintains the traditions of forró by following in the footsteps of the old masters and honors the superstars responsible for its popularization such as Luiz Gonzaga, Jackson do Pandeiro, Marinês and Azeitona, while also infusing a contemporary touch.
FdM 10 21 09 53 300x225 Two Live Concerts by Forró da Madame in NYC.
Forro da Madame band
Forró is a kind of Northeastern Brazilian dance that developed from European classics styles of folk musics such as “Chula” and “Xotis” (term that originated the derivate “Xote”), as well as a word used to denote the different genres of music which accompanies the dance. Both are much in evidence during the annual Festa Junina (June Festival), a part of Brazilian traditional culture which celebrates some of the saints of the Catholic religion. The most celebrated day of the festival is known as the Saint John’s (São João) day.
Date: Thursday, April 15, 10 pm
Address: 376 9th Street / Brooklyn, NY
Date: Saturday, April 17, 8 pm, with Uri Sharlin’s Dogcat
Location: NY Shambhala Center
Address: 118 West 22nd Street / New York, NY
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