The Saucy Brazilian accordion stew of Forró

zb ss 071313cThousands of miles northeast of Rio, there’s a dusty land where Afro-Brazilian rhythm meets bittersweet, baroque  harmonies in an earthy, accordion-rich stew called forró (fo-HOh.)

Thousands of miles northwest of Brazil, there’s a soggy land where naked cyclists rule the streets, irony is rampant, and locals are just as likely to dance forró as alien-robot dubstep.

It doesn’t matter whether you call it Brazilian Zydeco or salsa-meets-polka– just grab someone you like or think you might, hold them close, and start a wiggling two-step like you forgot what ‘puritan culture’ means.

Welcome to forró.

Saturday, July 13, 9:00pm – 12:00am
the Secret Society, 116 NE Russell, PDX
21 and over. $8, $7 advance

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