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Forró Meets Reggae @ Ivy Room // Albany

March 19, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Forró Meets Reggae
Ivy Room

Imagine a Trip to Northeastern Brazil with a Layover in Kingston.

Reggae and Forró have similarities that have been studied by masters of Brazilian music throughout the years. There’s a story in the state of Maran˙hão, that says Brazilian Radio stations in the 70’s used to catch waves coming from Jamaica, and helped influence their music. Gilberto Gil once said, Xote and Reggae have the same groove. Notoriously Forró and Reggae have been traveling side by side through this new century of cultural crossovers.

In the Bay Area, we are blessed with enough diversity to have representatives of Brazilian Northeastern Forró and Brazilian Reggae, and they’ll meet up at the Ivy Room for a memorable night of live music.

Representing the rhythms of Forró ( Baião,Xote, Xaxado, Rastapé) is Veesh Maria, SF based Forró Fusion:




Bringing the Afrobrazilian Reggae influences, Oakland based, NDL (Namorados da Lua): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd5L_vssRTg
And to open up the Party the traditional Nordestino Trio Torca, playing the rootsy Forró Trio Format.

Get there early and enjoy a Beginner’s Dance Class by Brazilian teacher Aneska França, directly from Pernambuco, now living in LA. On instagram @aneskafranca
It will be a Night to Xote the Sheriff!


March 19, 2022
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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