New York City’s Forro In The Dark will be touring with Gogol Bordello in October and November of 2010. Forró In The Dark have been performing since 2003 at their weekly residence at East Village nightspot Nublu.
Their signature blend of down home Brazilian forró and urban cool have made them one of the city’s most creative world acts. They have also toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Europe and will be supporting Gogol Bordello’s North American Tour in October/November 2010.
“In Brazil, forró literally means party,” says Forro in the Dark’s Mauro Refosco, a member of Thom Yorke’s super-group Atoms for Peace and percussionist for David Byrne. “It’s a gathering, a good time. The objective is to make people dance.”
Forró (pronounced fo-ho) is the hip-swiveling, dance floor-filling, rural party music of Brazil’s northeastern states.
Forró in the Dark is the collective of four New York based Brazilian ex-pats — Mauro Refosco, Davi Vieira, Guilherme Monteiro, and Jorge Continentino who are updating this traditional sound for the 21st century. Their most recent album, Light a Candle, was released on Nat Geo Music/Nublu Records late last year and they will follow up this tour with a performance with Stewart Copeland in the Netherlands.
Tour Dates w/ Gogol Bordello
Oct 13th – Los Angeles, CA : Club Nokia
Oct 14th – Oakland, CA : Fox Theatre
Oct 15th – Chico,CA : Senator Theatre
Oct 17th – Eugene, OR : McDonald Theatre
Oct 19th – Portland, OR : Roseland Theatre
Oct 20th – Seattle, WA : Showbox SoDo
Oct 22nd – Vancouver, BC : Commodore Ballroom
Oct 23rd – Vancouver, BC : Commodore Ballroom
Oct 24th – Vancouver, BC : Commodore Ballroom
Oct 25th – Spokane, WA : The Knitting Factory
Oct 27th – Boulder, CO : Boulder Theater
Oct 28th – Boulder, CO : Boulder Theater
Oct 29th – Lawrence, KS : Liberty Hall
Oct 30th – Milwaukee, WI : Turner Hall Ballroom
Oct 31st – Madison, WI : Capitol Theatre (Overture Center for the Arts)
Nov 2nd – Indianapolis, IN : The Vogue
Nov 3rd – Covington, KY : Madison Theater
Nov 4th – Pittsburgh, PA : Mr. Small’s Theatre
Buy Forro In The Dark’s albums:
- In North America: Light a Candle, Bonfires of Sao Joao
- In Europe: Light a Candle, Bonfires of Sao Joao
Author: World Music Central News Department
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