3-DAY FORRÓ FESTIVAL celebrating the music and legacy of LUIZ GONZAGA. Concerts, parties, workshops and more.
Time & Location
Sep 26, 2019, 7:00 PM
Multiple locations TBD
About the Event
Forrobodó will be a festival held in New York City to celebrate the music and cultural legacy of Luiz Gonzaga, King of Baião. It will be a 3-day event in December, birth month of Luiz Gonzaga, featuring music and dance performances, classes, workshops, and forró parties.
The festival will promote Luiz Gonzaga’s works and cultural contributions to Forró, thereby building bridges for cultural exchange and fostering Brazilian culture in America.
Conceptualized by the Latin Grammy nominated composer Rafael Piccolotto de Lima, this event will bring together many musicians dedicated to the promotion of Brazilian music in NYC, such as Liz Rosa and Beto Camará. Our activities will welcome several artists from the US, Europe and Brazil.
The festival will also feature accordionist and singer Chambinho as a special guest. Apart from being a critically acclaimed musician in Brazil, he appeared in the role of Luiz Gonzaga in the biographic movie De Pai para Filho (“From Father to Son”). He will impersonate the character and perform as a soloist with RPL Chamber Project (a 13-piece orchestra), which will play original arrangements of Luiz Gonzaga’s works written especially for this event.
Critically acclaimed and award winning artists will present collaborative works based on the oeuvre of the King of Baião, shedding light on Forró history, legacy and rhythms of Brazil.
This pass gives access to all activities of the festival, including music and dance workshops, concerts and parties.
Saturday Pass (full day)
This pass gives you access to all activities happening on SATURDAY, workshops + the night party.
Sunday Pass (full day)
This pass gives you access to all activities happening on SUNDAY, workshops + the night party.
Friday Night Party
Friday, 9pm-2am. Rafael Piccolotto de Lima Chamber Project (13-piece orchestra) featuring Liz Rosa & Chambinho do Acordeom. Eduardo de Carvalho & Forró do Bom (with Daniel Silva and Tony Mola). DJ MineiroNYC.
Saturday Night Parties
Saturday, 7pm-11pm at NUBLU 151. Chambinho do Acordeom & Trio (with Beto Camará and Leandro Braga). DJ Massa. 11pm-3am at NUBLU 62 (Classic). Trio Little Birds (Beto Camará, Sarah Dias and Asher Coelho) & guest: Leandro Braga, Ian Ruas and Heather Cole. Dodo Orchestra (Maria Sokolovsky & Dmitry Sokolovsky). DJ Massa.
Saturday Night at NUBLU 151
Saturday, 7pm-11pm at NUBLU 151. Chambinho do Acordeom & Trio (with Beto Camará and Leandro Braga). DJ Massa.
Saturday Night at NUBLU 62
Saturday, 11pm-3am at NUBLU 62 (Classic). Trio Little Birds (Beto Camará, Sarah Dias and Asher Coelho) & guest: Leandro Braga, Ian Ruas and Heather Cole. Dodo Orchestra (Maria Sokolovsky & Dmitry Sokolovsky). DJ Massa.
Sunday Night Party
Sunday 7pm-1am. Trio Roots (Tarciso Alves, Val Lima and Kenn Hiatt). Nanny Assis, Flavia Nascimento, Jake Owen & Paulo Feitoza. DJapa.