Like the love child of zydeco and salsa, this irrepressibly danceable music is a fresh, tropical aural fruit salad, a gorgeous mixture of impossibly delicious sounds like juicy mango accordions, peppery percussion, and the passion-fruit portuguese poetry as sung by scintillating São Paulo songstress Gabriella. It's hard to believe it was once the theme music of the Cangaçeiros, the infamous desert 'pirates' of Brazil's hinterlands.

Forró dancing starts simple, like a two step, but as the music quiets the brain and moves bodies, we're reminded that Brazil wasn't founded by Puritans.

$7 advance • $8 day of show


What happens when Brazilian outlaws mix salsa with polka, cumbia with zydeco, pile it high with accordion and percussion, and sprinkle liberally with the bittersweet Portuguese poetry of “The Brazilian Hank Williams?” They dance, of course… in a honey-knickers two-step that would make the Green bay Packers blush like schoolgirls. z’Bumba plays forró, (fo-HOh,) rowdy roots music from Northeastern Brazil. You don’t need fancy costumes or high heels to dance to this music, just a smile, some style, and a stranger.

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