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Brazilian Night With Forrobamba | Exeter

Brazilian Night With Forrobamba | Exeter


Coaver Club, Matford Lane, Exeter, Devon EX2 4PS, U.K.


Saturday 18 December 2021 Forro Class starts at 7pm
Party starts at 8pm

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About Brazilian Night With Forrobamba | Exeter

Brazilian Forró Night is back in Exeter!

Come and celebrate Christmas with us like never before!

Come and find out for yourselves what the big fuss is about Forró, the Brazilian music and dance style that has taken Europe by storm in recent years.

Enjoy live Brazilian music, soak up the good vibes and even get the opportunity to learn a dance step or 2 before the party really begins!

Forrobamba is a Brazilian forró band formed in London, in 2012. The band takes its name from the joining of two words, forró meaning ‘for all’ and bamba meaning ‘you are good at what you do’. The trio is comprised of Guilhermino Ramos (triangle/vocals), Cassio Matheus (zabumba/vocals) and Rodrigo Vasconcelos (accordion).

With an energetic and cheerful style, Forrobamba plays traditional ‘pé de serra’ forró from the northeast of Brazil. The band’s much loved rhythms include coco, forró sambado, maracatu, xote, arrasta-pé, xaxado and baião. The band’s repertoire comprises of music by well-known artists like Trio Nordestino, Dominguinhos and Genival Lacerda as well as the artists who founded this beloved Brazilian musical genre such as Jackson do Pandeiro and Luiz Gonzaga. Forrobamba also play many of their own compositions including the hits ‘Café na Cama’, 'Balance o Berço' and 'Periquito da Vizinha'.

Guilhermino and Matheus are childhood friends who grew up together in Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil. As teenagers they discovered forró, during a period which saw the growing influence of forró bands such as Falamansa and Trio Virgulino. They began playing together, watching Luís Gonzaga’s concerts on DVD and teaching themselves to master the triangle and zabumba (drum) and to compose their own music. They discovered and fell in love with the traditional folk style of forró, which has shaped their music ever since.

In 2013, Matheus and Guilhermino met Rodrigo Vasconcelos, a former accordionist from the band Chama Chuva, and now Forrobamba’s principle accordionist. Rodrigo is from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, and started playing the accordion at the age of 16. Rodrigo draws his musical inspiration from artists such as Dominguinhos.

Forrobamba released their first single, Café Na Cama, in March 2013. In January 2015 the band released their first album Balanco O Berço. The album has been a huge success in the European forró scene and Brazil has led to Forrobamba playing at forró venues and festivals across Europe.

Join us for a dance class, or a party (Or why not do both!)

Forró class: 7-8pm
(beginners to intermediate level - No partner necessary!)

Party: Live band from 8pm

------- COVID-19 INFO -------
While we are aware that the majority of restrictions (incl social distancing) have ended, we will continue to be Covid responsible and exercise caution in our events.
Safety remains of paramount importance and in the interest of looking after others, we ask that our guests to remain vigilant and adhere to the basic Covid measures before attending.
These include and are not limited to:
- Washing hands regularly.
- Sanitising hands where washing is not available.
- Being mindful of those who might be vulnerable.
- Mask wearing while not mandatory, is welcome.
We will continue to review all measures and move in-line with Government advice. Should anything change, ticket holders will be notified.
Please note; Venues may have their own Covid systems in place which may differ from the above. If you have any questions, please contact the venue directly for more information.

EVENT LOCATION: Coaver Club, Matford Lane
Exeter, Devon EX2 4PS, U.K. View Larger Map
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