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Forró & Baião
Music from Brazil's Northeast

Volta Pra Curtir

Bring together an accordion, a triangle and a zabumba bass drum and you're ready to play forró, the lively dance music from Brazil's Northeast. Forró is a generic name for northeastern Brazilian music styles such as baião, xaxado, chamego ("xamego"), coco, and xote, and is used by some to signify a certain variation of the baião, the rhythm and genre popularized by Luiz Gonzaga (1912-1989). Accordionist Dominguinhos, singer Elba Ramalho and the Trio Nordestino are popular interpreters of forró, while MPB artists such as Alceu Valenca and Geraldo Azevedo meld forró and musica nordestina with rock, blues, reggae, and bossa nova.

CD Collections Of Forro, Baiao, & Musica Nordestina

Brazil Classics, Vol. 3: Forró, Etc.

Brazil Classics, Vol. 3: Forró, Etc.
Luiz Gonzaga, Gal Costa, Dominguinhos,
Jackson do Pandeiro, João do Vale, others
 

Brazil Forró: Music for Maids and Taxi Drivers

Brazil Forró: Music For Maids & Taxi Drivers
Toinho de Alagoas, Heleno dos Oito Baixos,
Duda da Passira, Jose Orlando
 

Forró Do Brasil

Forró do Brasil


Forro / Northeastern Artists

Volta Pra Curtir

Luiz Gonzaga CDs


Maxximum

Dominguinhos


Um Bom Forro

Oswaldinho Do Accordeon
 

Elba Canta Luiz

Elba Ramalho
 

Balanco Bom

Trio Nordestino
 

Novo Millennium

Jackson Do Pandeiro


Recado a Sao Paulo

Caju & Castanha


Artists mixing musica nordestina with
other Brazilian and international styles

Antonio Nobrega

Geraldo Azevedo

Alceu Valenca
 

Also See:

Brazilian Regional Music

Musica Nordestina: Brazil's Northeast

Kuarup Records

Sanfona (Brazilian Accordion)

Brazilian Music Store Index
 


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