Posts Tagged ‘Forro’

Gilberto Gil at Lisner: Expect to Hear Reggae Covers (Oh, and Forró, Too)

Brazilian singer/guitarist Gilberto Gil may be 70, but he is not content on tour to simply recreate his lilting, tuneful hits.
Two years ago, the Tropicália pioneer—and Brazil's former minister of culture—brought a cello player and a rearranged catalog to Lisner. Over the years, he has dabbled in reggae, folk, and jazz. This year he is accompanied [...]

Quarteto Olinda, Ana Tijoux, and La Gata: D.C.’s South-American Weekend

Tonight through Saturday, three unique representatives of South American music styles are coming to town. Begin ticking off the list this evening at the Millennium Stage, where Brazilian forro de rabeca ensemble Quarteto Olinda will be in the house. The group—appearing in the United States for the first time—aims to keep its traditional, rural Brazilian genre vital. It's [...]

Brazilian Forro Music Onstage and Onscreen Saturday

Washingtonians rarely get an opportunity to experience Brazilian forro music, but Saturday night they'll get two opportunities.  The Brazilian Film Festival will be featuring "The Man Who Bottled Clouds/O Homem que Engarrafava Nuvens", a documentary about Brazilian forro composer Humberto Teixeira, while National Geographic will be hosting a concert by New York City-based Brazilian ensemble [...]