Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 at 9:00 PM 4 years ago

Forró Wednesdays with Forró Brazuca

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Zambaleta is happy to host a performance by Forró Brazuca every Wednesday from 9pm to 11pm.

If you'd like to learn to dance forró, Zambaleta will offer a dance class every Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm.

Wednesdays, 8-9pm
19 May 2010 – 7 July 2010 (8 weeks)
Instructors: Diana Di Battista and Dijáz Irini
$12 drop in.

Forró dancing is a sensual basic step that originated as a folk dance in the early 20th century and is now resurging in dancehall parties in major urban centers in Brazil and around the world.

The Forró Dance Class, led by instructors Diana Di Battista and Dijáz Irini, will take students through the basic steps of forró, baião and xote in a variety of tempos. The class will include a review of the basic steps as well as progressive lessons on different styles, turns, transitions and flourishes.

The Dance Class will be followed every week by a live performance by Forró Brazuca.

Forró Brazuca packs dance floors with the sensuous upbeat sounds of northeastern Brazil like no other band on the West Coast. Often dubbed “music for maids and taxi drivers,” forró combines romantic and humorous lyricism with the energy of a dancehall hoedown. Inspired by the music of wild accordionists Luiz Gonzaga, Jackson do Pandeiro, Trio Virgulino, Trio Nordestion and Dominguinhos, Forró Brazuca performs this traditional, rootsy dance music (often compared to zydeco and polka) at its festive best! Formed in 2007 by four San Francisco-based Brazilians—each from a different region of Brazil—this band has been bringing its accordion-powered dance music to venues all across the Bay Area.
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