Bumbershoot Music Lounge, Day 2: Forro In The Dark

photos by Chad Syme

Born out of NY’s eclectic East Village club, Nublu, Forro In The Dark is a group primarily made up of Brazilian ex-pats. Musically, the group follows the meaning of their name to a tee. Forro is a traditional dance performed in Northeast Brazil, a more sophisticated sister to the better known samba, bossa nova and the like. Another aspect of the band’s adherence to Forro is the use of traditional themes such as love, passion and the hardships of migrant workers. But by positioning themselves in NYCs thriving urban scene, they’ve taken their brand of Forro, literally, in the dark, captivating dance floors the world over. In a single set, they’ll often take audiences through all aspects of Forro and beyond, enabling a rowdy dance party and a slowed down contemplative respite. Since their inception, members of the band have attracted high profile collaborators such as Bebel Gilberto, David Byrne and others. With backgrounds in jazz, classical and hip-hop, this melting pot of knowledge and energy is truly captivating. Be sure to pay them a visit when they perform the Fisher Green Stage today @ 4PM.

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