“Forro is thought to have originated sometime around the turn of the century.”
“Detrás de la Puerta Coco y Forro Reina de Africa Her family and childhood in an impoverished part of Chorrillos, a district of Lima, are the wells from which Ms. Baca's passions spring, she said.”
“Though the song titles tell us what we're hearing—"Plena y Bomba," for example, rises from Puerto Rico's bomba and plena folk forms while "Coco y Forro" celebrates northeast Brazil's forró and coco rhythms—Ms. Baca and the band encourage us to move to the polyrhythms while we learn.”
“(Soundbite of music) TRIO DE OURO (Forro Group): (Singing in foreign language) MURPHY: The forro dance can vary.”
“(Soundbite of a music) Mr. GONZAGA: (Singing in foreign language) MURPHY: Forro kept growing in the '70s.”
“Caruara, for example, is known for forro music and is home to the Museu do Forro; the two-hour bus ride from Recife costs about $10 round trip.”
“While Forro in the Dark has evolved greatly over the years, I still maintain that their recorded works do not do justice to their live sets.”
“The five Brazilians and one American who make up Forro in the Dark join me now in NPR's Studio 4A.”
“And how come we know less about Forro than, say, we do about Caetano Velosa?”
“(Soundbite of music) LYDEN: Nothing travels like music, and the band Forro in the Dark has taken these traditional Brazilian country dances thousands of miles to the nightclubs of New York and other American cities.”
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