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The Brazilian Forró dance and camping festival! Want to dance at the biggest Brazilian dance camping festival in the Uk?! Workshops, Performance and Live music every night!! Join us for our 6th festival out in the wilds, where we shall camp, dance and frolic under the stars, just an hour from central London for another year of Forró frenzied festival action! This is our best venue yet! With a beutiful hall (much bigger than last year), a lovely camping field surrounded by trees, great facilities, our own bar, catering, wonderful spaces to hang plus our campfire of course! There’ll be…

Have you been to St. Petersburg? Have you been there in summertime? Have you been there in summertime dancing forró?! If you have, you will want to return.. if you haven’t, book your ticket now!! St. Petersburg in summer is at it’s most beautiful. “White nights”, roofs, bridges and channels, wonderful architecture, cathedrals, Nevskiy avenue crowded with people, parties all night long… You will never forget these days! What to expect? many workshops of different styles as well as musical class fantastic music shows and unforgettable night parties open air forró special guests, teachers’ presentations “white nights” and famous bridges as a general background You…

Wondering where to find good traditional forró music? The forroemvinil website offers a great collection of old classics that were assembled with the revival of forró pé de serra. It is the biggest forró collection online maintained by a passionate forrozeiro, and you can download many of the tunes for free. The creaky old sound of vinyls definitely ads to the charm! There is also a live 24/7 Radio Forró em Vinil, isn’t that amazing?! Click below to listen:

Moss, Forest, Fire, Lake, Light, Sauna – Dancing Outdoor – Live Music – Forró – Surprises! Forró continues to spread, and here’s a new festival with a slightly different and more intimate concept. Forró Forlove will take place in the middle of the forest beside a beautiful lake, and with only 50 people or so, in a huge wooden house created as a retreat space. As they take care of food (gourmet organic food!!) and accommodation, you can focus on the most important: enjoying friends and dancing. As everyone lives in the same building for the whole weekend, you can dance as much as possible…

The oldest, largest and best-established festival in Europe will happen the last weekend of May for the 8th year in a row. Just imagine this: 4 days and nights, 30+ teachers, 9 workshop rooms, 80 workshops to choose from, over 500 participants, all-night parties… Isn’t that the place to be?! The festival is know for it’s meticulous organisation, excellent teachers and shows, and an incredible vibe. No wonder this is where everyone got inspired to organise a festival in their home city! Buy your earlybird ticket on forroshop.com before May 11th! You can find more information on the festival website.

Mestrinho is literally called the “little master” of accordion. Over the years he has been playing with key figures like Dominguinhos or Gilberto Gil and has made several recordings. He also has a great warm voice and performs accompanied by a band. On the quick songs, watching his fingers jump and dance on the accordion is dizziness-inducing, while the slow ones are seriously saudade-inducing! And the amazing news is that he will be in London on May 17th, playing at Guanabara! In the meantime, here’s a little video that says it all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYUIxrXRWrw

Forró went viral with their incredible performance during the Stuttgart festival. Juzinha and Valmir come from Pé Descalço, a renowned dance school in Brazil. And on April 18th they will be in London to teach you some pé descalço style of forró! Workshop infos: Where?  Forró Family – 24 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QE London When? 18th April from 4.30-8pm Workshop schedule: Improvers / Intermediate I – 4.30pm-5.30pm Intermediate I / Intermediate II – 5.45pm-6.45pm Intermediate II / Advanced – 7pm-8pm Prices: 1 class – £8 2 classes – £14 3 classes – £20 And after a full day of workshops we can dance…

Many of you must be familiar with the usual Saturday evening parties at Forró Family at the Church in Exmouth market. But this Saturday will be a bit special! Ricardo Ferreira from Lisbon will be dropping in to run two great worshops in the afternoon, and then there will be LIVE music with Forró Mais Um from Dublin! Workshops with Ricardo Ricardo has danced a variety of latin styles before making forró his dance of choice. He teaches big moves in a clear way and we’re really looking forward to getting a glimpse of his magic! Check out his birthday roda for some style:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCspsxwZcf4&feature=youtu.be…

Jorge do Rojão is an accordion player from Brazil who has been collaborating with various bands and forró musicians like Banda Rastapé or Cesar do Acordeon. He will be playing at the following locations: Paris festival on April 4th London Grace Bar – April 7th London Forró Family – April 11th Oxford – April 13th More info on these venues. Check out some of his songs: https://soundcloud.com/jorge-do-roj-o