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What is Forró?

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1) A happy place 🏖

When someone 'goes to the forró' in Brazil, that person has a place in mind: a happy, vibrant place where people from different backgrounds and cultures come together and share joy.

Visiting this place is a bit like an energizing vacation trip that will help you get away from it all (just way cheaper 😁). The only important thing about this place is the moment and the people who make it one.

2) Cheerful music 🎶

When you think of Brazilian music, do you think of Samba & the Rio Carnival parades first? 🥁 The Forró (from the north-east of Brazil) doesn't have much in common with them – but they do have one crucial thing: the contagious joie de vivre. 

However, forró music is more authentic and does not omit longing-melancholic tones. This rousing musical emotional world is usually created by just three instruments: the accordion (sanfona), the bass drum (zabumba) and the triangle. 

Forró-Musik auf der Zabumba | Rhythmusgefühl von Forróbamba beim Festival
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3) The most contagious couple dance in the world 👣

The smile that spreads from Forró dancers on such evenings cannot be overlooked. Where does this feeling of happiness come from? 🍀

Do they come from the hugs that are freely exchanged throughout the evening? From the connection between the dancers, or to the music? Is it because everyone moves as (naturally) as he/she would like? Find out more in this blog article out! 🤗

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Once in the clutches of the Forró, escaping them is difficult! The Brazilians noticed that first, as the native from the north-east Luis Gonzaga (the great Forró legend) spread music and dance in Brazil. In the 2000s, it was emigrant Brazilians who finally brought dance (and with it music) to Europe. Since then, the number of Forrózeir@s and the amount of supply in Europe (and around the world) has been increasing rapidly. 

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