Brazilian dance party with Aline Morales and special guests @ Geary Lane, Toronto [21 April]

Brazilian dance party with Aline Morales and special guests

21:00 - 03:00

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Geary Lane
360 Geary Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2C7
Tambor Soul presents:

Spring dance party with the warm breeze from Brazil.
Come join a full experience of a traditional forró party.

Aline Morales (Brazil) and Forrónite invite Special Guests for a Côco de Roda (Côco Circle) — Brazilian dance and percussion as well as Live Forró dance party «For All»!

(++ Forró Dance lesson Iincluded++)


Sapo and Xaveco (Capoeira Camará), Flavia Oliveira (Laranjeiras), Carlos Cardozo (Roda de Samba), Mari Palhares (Baque de Bamba, Baobá) and many others — Brazilian community in the house!!! -11:30pm

*Live Forró by Forrónite and (drumroll please!)…
ZECA POLINA!!! — 12:15am

*DJ Fosforita a.k.a DJ Firecraker (Ecuador)

Forró / Côco dance workshop with Bruno Ferreira & Bianca Bold (Baila Toronto). — 10:30pm.

BRAZILIAN FOOD: by Happy Snack.


a little more in depth info follows!

Forró class begins @ 10:30 pm (Door $10 b4 10pm, $15 after)
Join our introductory Forró dance class! Bruno and Bianca from Baila Toronto will teach you the basic Forró dance moves and a few tricks that will allow you to dance the night away! In the last 15 minutes, Bruno will also teach you some Côco dance moves!
*No partner or experience required*

Perfect for getting into the groove and getting to know some of the ladies and gents who will be sharing the dance floor with you!

The second part of the class will also go over rhythms like côco, ciranda and quadrilha as well.
Baila Toronto is providing this workshop with support from B.Arts — Promoting, Connecting & Supporting. B. Arts is a not-for-profit organization that supports, connects and promotes the work of and serves the interests of dance artists and companies working with Brazilian dance styles. Through the events we promote, organize or co-produce, and our website and social media platforms, we strive for strengthening and growing our local community of dance artists.

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Toronto's favorite Brazilian artist Aline Morales, brings to the stage of the party the richness of brazilian dancing rhythms; including Côco, Ciranda and Ijexá, joined by some members of the maracatu group «Baque de Bamba» and other special guests, this raw music will make you dance GUARANTEED!!!

African-influenced musical rhythm that originated in Northeastern Brazil. «Côco» may also refer to the style of dance performed to the music, a kind of stomping.
The name «Côco» (Portuguese for «coconut») is a common Northeastern Brazilian slang for head, referring to the fact that song lyrics are often improvised. Côco is often performed with a repetitive musical beat and call and response singing reminiscent of Capoeira music. The music is commonly performed at traditional parties in the Northeast, such as weekend street parties and Carnival. Coco is also alternatively known as «embolada» (another slang word, meaning «entangling», referring to the fast, slurred, machine-gun style of singing).
The characteristic sound of côco arises from four instruments commonly used in its performance: the ganzá, alfaia, pandeiro, and triangle. Performers also often wear wooden clogs, the stomping of which adds a fifth percussive element.

Also charmed by the voice of Morales, Forrónite plays live Forró: Brazilian couple dancing music. The repertoire will oscillate from traditional renditions to contemporary interpretations of this delicious musical genre born in the North and Northeast region of Brazil. The forró makers also include esteemed musician Louis Simão (accordion), Carlie Howell (bass), Mari Palhares (triangulo) Jessica Hana (Rabeca), and special guest Zeca Polina. This crew knows how to forró and the dancing will not stop!

*Aline Morales:
Following a string of outstanding performances, also part of the New Canadian Music Orchestra, opening for Sergio Mendes, and a stellar performance at Luminato 2016, Aline graces the stage at Geary Lane with a five-piece band that will energize the crowd with their infectious blend of forró, maracatu, and côco music. Be prepared for a raw forró set with special guests and more. Morales uses a traditional sound to invoke a new musical movement in Toronto and the world, blending and exploring the world of music Brazil and Toronto have to offer.

Dj Firecracker
A.K.A Dj Forsforita! Ecuadorian power womxn, multidisciplinary artist and Dj based in Toronto. Firecracker holds deep roots within Brazilian culture here in Toronto and Brazilian music in general. She will most definitely keep you dancing all night, spinning the best of forró and other funky Brazilian/Latin rhythms.


▼ Tickets Online BELOW:

Earl $10

Tickets at the door: $15

▼ Check out the links below:

Aline Morales & Forronite

Aline Morales Forró trio

*Street parking
*Food on site
*Wheelchair accessible
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