It’s that time again – Second Saturday! Here’s what we’ve got lined up:
An evening of Brazilian roots music with z’Bumba
and guests Banda ARRASTA
Saturday, April 13, 9:15p-12:30a
The Secret Society 21+, $8 advance/ $7 door
116 N Russell Street, Portland, OR, USA
Special guest Banda Arrasta’s thunderous drums herald the return of Demeter, serving up earth-shaking grooves from the city of Salvador, Bahia, breaking you free from winter’s dying clutches.
Once marginalized as ‘music for maids and taxi drivers,’ forró music, like spring itself is in resurgence, rebirth & revival.
The love child of zydeco and salsa, the cousin of Cumbia, this irrepressibly danceable music is sure to lift the grey veil from your sleepy senses. Synaptic-swift rhythms sprout from a ringing triangle while primaveral percussion pulses beneath the Aprilous Accordion of Zé Raiz. As if that weren’t intoxicating enough, the vernal voice and Portuguese poetry of Sao Paulo songstress Gabriella washes over you like that fresh smell after rain.
Come celebrate April showers with the simple, saucy two-step that is forró!