“Among the most inspired and renowed bands of its traditional Brazilian genre” – Le Monde
The band Forró Miór brings a new concept of Forrò to the world music scene. Their approach to this Brazilian folk genre remains faithful to its tradition but opens to influences of cumbia, milonga, swing, samba and latin-jazz.
Their expressive verve, always open to improvisation and interplay, has proven to be appealing to forró dancers as well as to the general audience.
Forró Miór bring refreshing musical originality through powerfully engaging performances.
“Forrò Mior in constantly looking for new melodic and rhythmic influences from all over the world.. and theyr album Trotamundos is a wonderful proof of it” – Radio 1 RAI Brazil
The album “Trotamundos”, recorded in Lisbon and featuring Cape Verdian artists Jon Luz and Rolando Semedo (the guitarrist of Cesaria Evora) is a well accomplished transcultural experiment. Going through the tracks, traditional forró repertoire meets tango (in Gonzaga’s ‘Roendo Unha’) and swing (in Gordurinha’s ‘Chiclete com Banana’); original tunes like ‘Mornaião’ offer an opportunity of dialogue between Cape Verdian morna and Brazilian baião; finally, the album also brings old classics from Argentinian folklore (Ramon Ayala’s ‘El Cosechero’) or from the Italian tradition (Domenico Modugno’s ‘Pasqualino Marajá’) with refreshing and original arrangements.
“Flor-de-lis boa!”, one of the original songs from their latest album, is a mix of traditional Angolan rebita and Bahia’s samba-de-roda maintaining the traditional forró instrumentation. Described like this it may seem like they are pushing it a bit too much and yet, according to Chico Buarque de Hollanda, “’Flor-de-lis boa’ is a delight”.
Among their sources of inspiration are genres like cumbia, milonga, swing, samba and latin-jazz.
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